Author:
Blended Learning Teacher Practice Network
Subject:
Mathematics, Functions, Measurement and Data, Numbers and Operations
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Level:
Middle School
Grade:
8
Tags:
  • Blended Learning
  • Collaboration
  • Communication
  • Equations
  • Finance
  • Financial Literacy
  • Functions
  • Lab Rotation
  • Linear Equations
  • Math
  • Personal Finances
  • Station Rotation
  • Variables
    License:
    Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial
    Language:
    English

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    What Route is Best for ME to Buy a Vehicle?

    What Route is Best for ME to Buy a Vehicle?

    Overview

         This problem-based learning module is designed to link a student’s real-life problem to learning targets in the subjects of math, social studies and language arts.  The problem being, what route is best for me to buy a vehicle?  The students will prepare, research and present findings about their own personal finances relating to buying a vehicle.  The students will create two equations based on two purchasing plans they will be comparing.  At the conclusion, students will be able to decide which plan is best for them based on research and mathematical practices.  Students will present to their peers, teachers, administrators, and most importantly their parents in an attempt to convince them of their chosen plan.

        This blended module includes teacher led instruction, student led rotations, community stakeholder collaboration and technology integration.

    Section 1

         This problem-based learning module is designed to link a student’s real-life problem to learning targets in the subjects of math, social studies and language arts.  The problem being, what route is best for me to buy a vehicle?  The students will prepare, research and present findings about their own personal finances relating to buying a vehicle.  The students will create two equations based on two purchasing plans they will be comparing.  At the conclusion, students will be able to decide which plan is best for them based on research and mathematical practices.  Students will present to their peers, teachers, administrators, and most importantly their parents in an attempt to convince them of their chosen plan.

        This blended module includes teacher led instruction, student led rotations, community stakeholder collaboration and technology integration.