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# Arithmetic and Travel Planning

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## Description

Overview:
The learner plans a vacation trip to Washington DC focusing on a three of their own selections between the numerous historical sites, monuments or museums. The learner plans where they will visit over those three to four days. Using addition, subtraction and or percentage functions, the learner prepares a budget for lodging, transportation, entertainment, souvenirs and food. The student will be ask to develop a five slide PowerPoint presentation of one of their places chosen and what they plan to spend on the visit to Washington DC. Materials to include in this exercise are computer, books and calculators.
Subject:
English Language Arts, History, Mathematics
Level:
Material Type:
Author:
05/12/2016
Language:
English
Media Format:
Text/HTML

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Alron Kevin Arzaga on Apr 30, 10:49pm

This was a great lesson with real world potential!

Amanda Ireland
on Nov 06, 10:43am Evaluation

# CCSS.Math.Content.4.NBT.B.4: Limited (1)

In this lesson, there are basic arithmetic operations that students must perform to complete the budget.

Amanda Ireland
on Nov 06, 10:43am Evaluation

# Opportunities for Deeper Learning: Strong (2)

While not specific to math, this lesson did challenge students to use their critical thinking skills and apply their knowledge to a real-world situation.

Amanda Ireland
on Nov 06, 10:43am Evaluation

# Quality of Instructional and Practice Exercises: Limited (1)

The "Know What Learn" activity link did not work. Students spent the majority of their time searching on the internet and finding out information about the places they wanted to visit. There was very little math done throughout this lesson.

Amanda Ireland
on Nov 06, 10:43am Evaluation

# Quality of Technological Interactivity: Strong (2)

This lesson really helped students develop their skills to use search engines and navigate around the internet.

Amanda Ireland
on Nov 06, 10:43am Evaluation

# Quality of Assessments: Strong (2)

I really liked seeing the students final PPT slideshow, and the students were able to use their creativity to create them.

Amanda Ireland
on Nov 06, 10:43am Evaluation

# Utility of Materials Designed to Support Teaching: Limited (1)

The budget exercise was easy to understand, but I had to create a student handout. I also only had them create 4 PPT slides since it was not clear what should go on the slides students were creating. One thing not established in the lesson was how many days the vacation was suppose to last. As a class, we decided to vacation for one week which fit nicely into the \$3000 budget.

Amanda Ireland
on Nov 06, 10:43am Evaluation

# Quality of Explanation of the Subject Matter: Limited (1)

While this is a great budget lesson, students are using very little mathematics.

Viviana Dreyer on Apr 24, 02:46pm

Well-structured lesson plan that encourages technological interactivity. The setting of the lesson could be made more relevant for workplace applicability.

Alexis Heuangsayaseng
on Apr 03, 12:12am Evaluation

# Opportunities for Deeper Learning: Limited (1)

I didn't think many of the activities activated deeper learning. The questions all had the same computation-type format.