Road Trip!

And we're on the road to learning! An engaging lesson asks learners to apply three different algorithms to calculate the shortest route for a road trip. Using the cost of gas as a motivator, scholars determine the best way to save money while on their trip.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Use the Best Route Activity as an assessment following the other activities
  • Introduce the idea of factorial by having pupils create a table of consecutive factorial values
Classroom Considerations

  • Consider providing colored pencils to trace different routes
Pros

  • Provides worked-out keys for student worksheets
  • Includes illustrations and diagrams to add clarity to the problem
Cons

  • None
Common Core

MP1