Sharing Costs Equitably: Traveling to School

This Sharing Costs Equitably: Traveling to School lesson plan also includes:

Drive or take the school bus? Class members determine the amount each student would have to pay in a carpool situation. They then evaluate  the cost in a set of provided examples. I think I'd rather take the school bus! 

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Use the lesson as part of review or a unit assessment on ratios and proportional reasoning
Classroom Considerations

  • Lesson requires many materials; see materials list in the teacher guide
  • Pupils need to complete parts of the lesson before the main task

  • Contains solutions and explanations
  • Teacher guide includes pacing suggestions

  • Learners may find parts of the context confusing, especially why Lara has to pay even though her mother is the one driving
Common Core