# The Road Trip: A Measurement Math Project | Real-Life Math Project

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Are you looking for a way to reinforce measurement concepts in an engaging way that helps your students make connections? “The Road Trip” is a real-life math project where students will complete eleven different measurement-related tasks.

Please note that both metric and imperial versions are included!

Take a look at what you’ll find inside this math project:

It’s time to plan your summer road trip! First you’ll have to decide if you want to rent a motorhome or stay in hotels. Let’s take a look at the cost difference.

You’ve been saving up for this trip. Now it’s time to make a budget! Figure out what you can spend per day, and calculate some different money combinations.

You’ve decided to fill up a cooler with snacks for the road. This way you won’t have to make as many stops! Figure out what you can buy based on your budget. Then take a look at some other orders and calculate the total cost.

Use the chart to figure out how far you travel on each day of the road trip.

Kilometer and mile versions are both included.

During your road trip, you take rest stops every couple of hours. Use problem-solving to work with the various parts of this rest stop.

Skills: distance, perimeter, money

On day 4 you stop at a theme park for the day. Let’s take a look at how you spent your time at the theme park.

Skills: time, elapsed time, money

You’ve been keeping track of how much you’re spending on fuel. Take a look at the chart so far.

Both liter and gallon versions are included.

When you get to the town of Bridgecastle, your family decides to rent bicycles for the afternoon! Let’s compare the different trails.

Both kilometer and mile versions are included.

Skills: distance, money, graphing

When you see that there is a big race track up ahead, your family decides to stop and check it out! You’ll work with figuring out race length as well as the length of time of the other activities at the track.

Both kilometer and mile versions are included.

Skills: distance, multiplication, elapsed time

You were starting your drive home when your motorhome got a flat tire! Solve the measurement problems.

Skills: time, money, distance

As you drive home, you notice all of the road signs. There are a lot of them! Let’s work with the distance on the road signs.

Skills: distance conversions, subtraction

PLUS A BONUS WRITING ACTIVITY:

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WAYS TO USE MATH PROJECTS IN YOUR CLASSROOM:

Math projects are an ideal way to consolidate learning. I recommend using them as an engaging activity AFTER skills have been learned rather than during learning. You will likely find that engagement is very high and that your students ask to do more of these!

There are many ways to use math projects in your classroom. Some of the most popular are:

•a small-group or pairs activity

•a guided math activity to allow you to see where your students are struggling

•a fun, rewarding way to engage your early finishers

•a low-prep, easy-to-implement activity for a substitute teacher

Enjoy!

Shelley Gray

www.ShelleyGrayTeaching.com

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