Use as a one day or at home activity/project for small groups or individuals. I often used this as a spiraled/review activity a few weeks after an in depth study of Rate OR as a review activity prior to midterm or final exams. Students really enjoyed the real-life application and learned that some of their favorite vehicles are not as practical as they once thought!!
Students must figure out how much gas they will consume on a road trip and how much it will cost them to get to their final destination in a selected vehicle. Then they calculate the final prices if they were to have selected a different vehicle. Finally, they write a conclusion paragraph describing which vehicle they would choose and why.
Answer key included.
Peer evaluation included if used for group work.