Taking Its Toll

Find the cost of what is coming down the pike. Groups gather toll data to relate the cost of driving on a turnpike based on the distance traveled. Pupils create a scatter plot of the data and determine the appropriate cost for a new toll plaza.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Investigate tolls that vary depending upon traffic and see if they follow the same pattern as a set toll
Classroom Considerations

  • Individuals should know how to calculate slope between two points
  • Assumes the class is familiar with drawing a line of best fit

  • Includes an Excel file to help organize the information
  • Contains toll information if local tolls are not available

  • None
Common Core