Road Trip PBL by Mind Map: Road Trip
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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.

Activity 3 & 4

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

7.RP.1.

Activity 1 & 2

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

7.RP.2.

Activity 2

Students will recognize and represent proportional relationships between quantities.

7.NS.3

Activity 4 & 5

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

7.RP.3

Activity 4 & 5

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

7.MP.6

Activity 2, 6, 7

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

7.MP.5

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

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

7.MP.3

Activity 7

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

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.

New node

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.

7.MP.3

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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