This is a performance task type activity that I created. The MPG Illusion
comes from a 2008 article
in Science Magazine.
In the activity, students compute who would save more money by upgrading to a new fuel efficient vehicle assuming all drive the same amount of miles per year.
The results will surprise you
Your download includes two versions. Pages 1-2 are appropriate for most classes, but pages 3-4 are for honors/advanced classes.
Skills addressed include ratios, percentage change, graphing and rational functions.
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