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Travel Agent – Design a Trip

This lesson teaches students how to plan for a road trip. They will calculate travel costs, hotel costs, and time zones.

Students will:

  1. Calculate the cost of gas based on miles per gallon, miles traveled, and gas costs.
  2. Learn to read public transportation schedules.
  3. How to calculate the cost of a hotel room.
  4. Understand the basics of currency conversion.

Ideas for Teaching

  • Encourage students to discuss meal plans and to go shopping with their parents.
  • Invite a nutrition expert to talk to your class.
  • Gather ads from local grocery stores and let the students compare price.
  • Gas Price by City

With the proliferation of digital media, it is surprising how many people don’t know how to tell time on a watch. Just for fun, lets see how good you are:

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