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Activity 1: Ratios & Rates
Determine Ratios/ Compute Unit Rates
7.RP.1 & 7.MP.6
Groups review index cards with specific info.
They find unit rates to determine the best gas
Mini Lesson on ratios & rates
Group display cars around the classroom from
worst to best gas millage.
Class discussion, discoveries, predictions on
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.
Students will recognize and represent
proportional relationships between
Activity 4 & 5
Students will solve real-world problems
involving four operations with rational
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.
Students will construct viable arguments and
critique the reasoning of others.
Rulers, Maps, Crayons
Prezi, Youtube, Travel Log, Evaluations, Rubric
Best Western vs Marriott
Set up Ratios/Find Unit Rates/
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
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
Groups will give a short presentation on
their discoveries using Prezi
Activity 4: Travel Agency Intro/ Major
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
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
Groups will create a food menu and display it
in the classroom.
Activity 6: Travel Brochure
Vacation Well Spent
organization, displaying data
Groups will take the their
findings, data and publish it
in an attractive and
Groups will use the brochure to
introduce the Liberty Travel Proposal
Activity 7: Liberty Travel Proposal
Vacations of a Lifetime on a Few Dimes
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
Other classmates will score the presentation,
brochure, and travel package according to a
rubric bringing discussion and questioning.
Scale Grading & Open-ended Questions
Evaluating: Project Information,
Work Habits, and Overall Project
Activity 8: Further Investigation
Research, writing, analyzing, drawing
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
Ratios, Rates, & Proportions
Use table & charts
Shot answer, multiple choice, T/F