For my Math is Real Life post, I did a little math for our upcoming trip to Disney World. We knew we wanted to drive, but the teacher in me wanted to know just how much we were really saving by driving. 10 hours is a long time to sit in a car, and I wanted to make sure it was really worth it!
So, I gathered my information….
Then I used my information to do some calculations:
While I was writing this post, I thought this would be a great idea to implement into the classroom. So I made a few planning sheets for your students to complete the same task with their own locations and information. This would be a great “math is real life” task to complete before a break from school. Click on any of the below images to grab your copy from Google Docs.
I included my completed my information as examples into the planning pages.
Have you planned a trip recently? Did you choose to fly or drive?
Also, let me know if you plan to use the freebie in your classroom, and how you plan to use it?