Pumped Up Gas Prices
Students spend one month keeping track of the mileage and gasoline amounts they or their family has used. Information is entered into a spreadsheet to help calculate the average gas prices over time.
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Gas Mileage: Which is a Better Buy?
Use different types of cars and compare their fuel efficiency to introduce the concept of unit rate. Using real-world examples gives your young learners a way to connect with the lesson. There are pictures of five different types of cars...
6th - 8th Math CCSS: Designed
Rising Gas Prices – Compounding and Inflation
Financial literacy skills and exponential models are connected by the compound interest formula in this task centered on inflation calculations. Collaborative learners get experience collecting data from the given websites and exploring...
9th - 12th Math CCSS: Designed
Charting Historical Gas Prices
Students investigate the historical and current prices of a gallon of gasoline. Using an online tool, they calculate the inflation-adjusted cost of gasoline over the years, and create a graph to demonstrate the actual cost vs. the...
6th - 12th Social Studies & History