Math for Everyday Life, Grade 11

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Math for Everyday Life, Grade 11
Term
Project
R. Chisholm
Due: Tuesday, June 3.
In this assignment you will work in pairs to plan a road trip. On June 5th or 6th you will present
your road trip to your fellow classmates and teacher.
THE SITUATION
You and your buddies have just finished school for the summer. One of you owns a beater car.
You are going to jump in the car, and tour Ontario visiting at least THREE different places.
You have $1000 saved up between you. That’s all the money you have. You are planning a trip
that will last at least 14 days. If you need more money than that to pay for your trip, you’ll have to
earn it on the way!
STEP ONE – WHO ARE YOU?
Real
Name
Nick Name
Any unusual
personality traits
Job on the road (examples: driver, mapreader, moose-watcher, busker)
STEP TWO - WHERE ARE YOU GOING?
What places are you going to?
Place
Why do you want to go there? What do you want to see or do there?
1
2
3
This is your starting place
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STEP THREE – HOW FAR & HOW LONG?
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From
You will drive about 90km/hour.
You should plan rest stops at least every 3 hours of driving.
You spend at least 24 hours in each place you visit. You may spend more if you wish.
Find your distances using the Online Ontario Maps and Online Distance Calculators
To
Distance Time for
(km)
driving
Time for rest
stops
Total Distance:
Time spent
there
Total time
Total Time for Trip
STEP FOUR – YOUR WHEELS!
Find your vehicle at www.fueleconomy.gov. Click on “Find and Compare Cars”
RULE: Your vehicle must be made before
1990
It’s a beater.
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Vehicle make/year/model: ____________________________
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Your name for the vehicle (e.g. daisy) ___________________
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Gas consumption: ____________ L/100 km (make sure you switch to metric units)
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Find a picture of your vehicle and print it, you’ll need to show it to the class later.
Calculate how much gas will cost for your trip.
Use the total distance, the gas consumption for your car, and the cost of gasoline ($1.25/L).
Total cost of gasoline for this trip: ________________
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STEP FIVE – FOOD AND ACCOMODATION
 Motel rooms cost between $50 and $100 a night.
 Campgrounds are usually $10 to $20 per person.
 Pitching your tent in the bush (if you don’t get caught) is free.
 Sleeping in the car is free, but it hurts.
 Restaurant meals can be expensive
 Grocery stores are another option for food.
Create an expense list. Every day and night of your trip must be accounted for (you can’t starve,
or go without sleep).
Day of Trip
Expense
Estimated cost
Total Expenses
Will you have enough money? Yes / No?
If not, what is your plan to make more?
STEP SIX – OTHER EXPENSES
If you plan to visit anything, pay admissions, pay entrance fees, have spending money, see
entertainment, or buy gifts for people back home, you will also need money.
Do some Internet research and find out how much these things cost, and add them to the list
above.
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STEP SEVEN – MAPPING YOUR ROAD TRIP
Put your trip carefully on this map.
On the map show
 The roads carefully
 The distances between major towns
 Places where you will have rest stops
 Places where you will visit
 Places where you will spend the night
Legend
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STEP EIGHT – PREPARE YOUR PRESENTATION
You may do your presentation any way you choose.
Remember: The charts and tables in this assignment are meant to be used as a
guideline to what your charts and tables should look like. You will have to make
your own, with as many rows as you need.
RULES:
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You must answer the questions below, somehow, in your presentation
Each member of your group must say something.
You must present on either Thursday or Friday of the week it is due.
YOU MAY CHOOSE WHAT TOOLS TO USE. KEEP IN MIND THAT VISUALS ALWAYS
MAKE A PRESENTATION BETTER
You must let me know ahead of time what tools you need
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The following tools are available for you:
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Computer projector and desktop if you wish to show any graphics
Overhead transparency and pens for showing things, including
Bristol board, for showing print outs.
QUESTIONS
1. What are your names, and who’s doing what?
2. What places (at least 3) are you going to?
3. When are you going to these places?
4. Why did you choose these places?
5. How are you getting to where you are going?
6. What roads will you take to get there?
7. Where are you stopping, eating, and sleeping?
8. What is the cost of the trip (gasoline and other expenses)?
9. What other costs do you have? (entertainment, admission fees, gifts to bring home, etc.)
10. Will you have enough money for this trip? If you don’t what do you plan to do about it? Give
details.
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Group members:
WEEK12 Road Trip Rubric
STEPS ONE & TWO
Detailed information is provided
Level 1
Level 2
Level 3
Level 4
limited
some
most
thorough
few
some
most
all
limited
some
most
thorough
limited
some
most
thorough
limited
some
complete
complete,
neat and
attractive
limited
some
most
all
limited
some
useful
thorough
and
engaging
limited
volume
some
volume
clear and
loud
clear, loud
and
engaging
Communication
STEP THREE
Distances are found correctly, times are calculated
correctly
Knowledge
STEP FOUR
Car gasoline consumption research is done, and
calculations are done and shown accurately and in detail
Thinking/Inquiry/Problem Solving
STEPS FIVE & SIX
Food, accommodation, and other costs are estimated,
and totaled accurately; none are left out
Application
STEP SEVEN
Road trip is shown accurately on the map, with all the
requested information
Communication
PRESENTATION CONTENT
All questions are answered accurately
Knowledge
PRESENTATION VISUALS
Visual tools are used to help us understand
Application
PRESENTATION ORAL
We can hear and understand what is said; we are
engaged by the speakers
Communication
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