Fifth grade math students in Ms. Altman’s Title I class at St. Matthew’s Catholic participated in a calculating vacation costs project.
Ms. Altman gave the students a budget of $2000, and they had to plan a dream vacation. First, students chose cards for each of the following categories:
- people on trip,
- days on trip,
- rental car cost,
- airfare, and
- hotel cost.
Prior to doing the math, the students had to do a front end estimation first to get a ballpark figure. Then they did the computations to see if they remained in their budget.
Calculating Vacation Costs
As a final part of the calculating vacation expenses project, the fifth graders created brochures about their dream vacations.
Our Dream Vacation Brochures