Illuminations: Planning a Class Trip to a Local Attraction

This lesson builds on the previous lessons and encourages the students to work in groups and apply their knowledge about a trip in a new context.

In this lesson, students plan a trip to a local attraction such as a museum, a site of historical or scientific significance, or business. They research times the attraction is open, its distance from the school and prepare a schedule which is displayed to inform as they solve an open-ended problem involving distance and time. This experience focuses students’ attention on the mathematics needed in planning a trip and allows them to apply these understandings and skills in a
group-selected context.


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Data, Graphing & Statistics, Problem-Solving
K-6, Educator

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