Plan an Adventure

This Plan an Adventure activity & project also includes:

For kids, taking a vacation is all fun and games, but after completing this pre-algebra project, they'll have a whole new appreciation for the planning that makes these trips possible. Given a budget of $5,000 to spend on purchasing the items they will need for their travels, young mathematicians fill out order forms and compile a written report as they plan the adventure of a lifetime.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Create a sample project to present to students when introducing the assignment
  • Allow students to work with a partner when completing this project
  • After finishing their projects, have children share their work in small groups or with the entire class
Classroom Considerations

  • Access to the Internet is required for this project, so be sure to schedule time in the computer lab if devices aren't available in your classroom
Pros

  • This project can be adapted for use across the upper-elementary and middle school grade levels
  • Graphic organizers are provided that support students with calculating the cost of their supplies
Cons

  • Specific dates are included in the project timeline and rubric, which cannot be changed unless you have access to Adobe Acrobat Pro