This long-term, real-world project is one of my FAVORITES. I use it as a collaborative activity that spans over several weeks during math centers. It is rigorous, engaging and relevant.
Students solve problems using:
1) tape diagrams (bar models)
2) ratio tables
Students are given the exchange rates sheet (included) and there are 7 different countries that they will "travel" to with the goal of staying under $2000 in total. Each "country" has various questions for calculating money spent. I carefully researched each country so was able to reference real aspects of culture and included pictures to make it even more real for the kids.
We will make "wanderlusters" of our students, yet! :)
Aligned with Eureka Math, Grade 6, Module 1, Topic A-B
Aligned with the following Common Core State Standards:
6.RP.3: Understand ratio concepts and use ratio reasoning to solve problems.