Illuminations: Choosing the Best Option

During this lesson, student groups use data collected in the previous lesson to select a plan for a trip to Disneyland or Disney World.

Using skills they developed in the previous lessons, students determine not only elapsed time and distance, but extend their problem solving to figuring meals, lodging, air travel, and incidentals in order to select the best option.

As students tackle this more complex task, teachers have opportunity to observe students’ growing competence with methods and tools for computation, estimation, problem posing and solving, interpretation of graphical representations, measuring with standard units, and responding to investigations that require the comparison of data sets.


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Math Topics
Data, Graphing & Statistics, Problem-Solving
K-6, Educator
4th Grade, 5th Grade

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