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Summer Road Trip - Real Life Math Project Based Learning PBL

Grade Levels
7th - 10th
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Your students will use their knowledge of ratios, rates, proportions, and percents to help plan a summer road trip for “Debbie”. The project is broken up into the following tasks:

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Task #1 : Calculate Total Miles Traveled

Math Skill Required: Scale Factors

Description: Students will use a map with a scale factor and a ruler to determine the total miles of the trip.

Task #2: Choose Car Rental

Math Skill Required: Unit rates and percentage discounts.

Description: Students will be given options for a car rental and need to calculate the cheapest option including what will be spent on gasoline. They will be given rates per day, as well as miles per gallon for each vehicle.

Task #3: Snack Shopping

Math Skill Required: Unit Rates

Description: Students will find unit rates to decide which snacks to purchase for the road trip.

Task #4: Hotel Costs

Math Skill Required: Sales tax and discounts.

Description: Students will figure out the cost for the hotel stays based on rates per night, sales tax and fees, and percent discounts.

Task #5: City Attractions

Math Skill Required: Proportions

Description: Students will set up proportions to solve problems about the attractions that Debbie will be visiting.

Task #6: Miscellaneous Expenses

Math Skill Required: Markups and Discounts

Description: As Debbie shops for last minute trip items, the students will help her calculate costs that involve markups and discounts.

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