Road Trip
PBL
by Cassandra Ping
# Road Trip
PBL

## Activity 1: Ratios & Rates

### How Gassy is Your Car?

### Determine Ratios/ Compute Unit Rates

### 7.RP.1 & 7.MP.6

### Reasoning

### Groups review index cards with specific info.
They find unit rates to determine the best gas
millage.

### Mini Lesson on ratios & rates

### Group display cars around the classroom from
worst to best gas millage.

### Class discussion, discoveries, predictions on
findings.

## Resources

### Rulers, Maps, Crayons

### Prezi, Youtube, Travel Log, Evaluations, Rubric

### Computers/Internet

## Objectives

### 7.G.1.

### 7.RP.1.

### 7.RP.2.

### 7.NS.3

### 7.RP.3

### 7.MP.6

### 7.MP.5

### 7.MP.3

## Activity 2:
Proportions

### Best Western vs Marriott

### Set up Ratios/Find Unit Rates/
Determine Proportions

### 7.RP.1 & 7.RP.2 & 7.MP.5 & 7.MP.6

### Use previous knowledge of ratios and rates to
help set up proportions. Students will research
motel costs; set up proportions to later
determine motel their lodging cost.

### Teacher modeling of real life proportions

### Groups will present their findings

## Activity 3: Arizona Map Scaling

### Across Arizona

### Measuring, adding, multiplying, reasoning

### 7.G.1. & 7.MP. 5 & 7.MP. 6

### Groups will use a map of Arizona; measure
map distances and calculate real life
distances

### Limited Guidance

### Groups will give a short presentation on
their discoveries using Prezi

## Activity 4: Travel Agency Intro/ Major
Destination Discoveries

### Travel Time

### Reasoning, Measuring, Creativity

### 7.NS.3 & 7.RP.3 & 7.MP.5

### Students will view a travel agency video.
Groups will map out a basic route, investigate
designation spots throughout the trip.
Calculate distance, time, (driving 70mph),
hotel stops, gas etc.

### Groups will log their findings/information

## Activity 5: Create
Food Menus

### I'm Hungry

### Calculations, percents,
predictions

### 7.NS.3 & 7.RP. 3

### Groups will plan out a menu for breakfast,
lunch and dinner. They will calculate costs,
taxes, and tipping (if eat out) for their entire
trip.

### Groups will create a food menu and display it
in the classroom.

## Activity 6: Travel Brochure

### Vacation Well Spent

### organization, displaying data

### 7.MP.5

### Groups will take the their
findings, data and publish it
in an attractive and
meaningful manner.

### Groups will use the brochure to
introduce the Liberty Travel Proposal

## Activity 7: Liberty Travel Proposal

### Vacations of a Lifetime on a Few Dimes

### Communication, Creativity,
Persuasiveness, Organization

### 7.MP.5
& 7.MP.6

### Groups will present a theory of how the
economy is improving & family interests
in traveling. Display the distance, gas
prices, motel and food cost along with
the extra STOPS. Display the vacation
travel plan and package of their
dreams.

### Other classmates will score the presentation,
brochure, and travel package according to a
rubric bringing discussion and questioning.

## Self-Evaluation

### Scale Grading & Open-ended Questions

### Evaluating: Project Information,
Work Habits, and Overall Project

## Activity 8: Further Investigation
(Independent)

### Additional Activity

### 7.MP.5

### Research, writing, analyzing, drawing
conclusions

### Students will further their study with choosing
one of three investigations, which all
correspond to the travel agency project.

### Students will hand in for immediate feedback
from teacher.

## QUIZ

### Ratios, Rates, & Proportions

### Use table & charts

### Shot answer, multiple choice, T/F

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Activity 3 & 4

Students will solve problems involving scale drawings and compute actual lengths.

Activity 1 & 2

Students will compute unit rates associated with ratios of fractions and lengths.

Activity 2

Students will recognize and represent proportional relationships between quantities.

Activity 4 & 5

Students will solve real-world problems involving four operations with rational numbers

Activity 4 & 5

Students will use proportional relationships to solve multiple step ratio and percent problems.

Activity 2, 6, 7

Students will refine mathematical communication skills by using clear & precise language in their reasoning.

Activity 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8

Students will consider available tools when solving math problem & decide when certain tools are useful.

Activity 7

Students will construct viable arguments and critique the reasoning of others.

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7.MP.3

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