HOW LONG WILL IT TAKE TO ARRIVE AT A DESTINATION
Your mission is to determine the time it will take to arrive
at your chosen destination.
by: Diane M. Burnett, focus on addition of decimals, fourth grade
This activity is a hands on activity and is designed to allow students
to apply math skills to real world experiences.
TEK 4.3B The student will add and subtract decimals to the hundredth
access to the internet
map of United States
Pick a city you wish to travel to.
Check the attached site to determine the mileage. http://www.mapquest.com
After you get your mileage from mapquest
use the back arrow to return to this lesson
Determine the time it will take to drive that distance using 65 mph.
Determine the cost of fuel using current cost of 87% octane gasoline.
Do not forget to add the cost of a hotel and meals if the distance would
require more than one day.
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