Gas Prices

How can math help your vehicle run better? Complete an interesting project-based learning task with your classes to determine the cheapest approach to mixing the ideal octane level of gasoline. Scholars create and solve a system of equations that consider octane level, price, and the size of a tank.

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CCSS: Adaptable
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Instructional Ideas
  • Assign as a unit-long project during a system of equations unit
  • Have individuals research the recommended octane level for their personal cars or their parents' cars
Classroom Considerations
  • Learners must be able to create and solve equations in three variables
Pros
  • Provides an option to make the activity unique to each pupil
  • Includes a video tutorial to help students use the software
Cons
  • Includes dated documents that require updating to reflect current software versions