Math Webquest

 The Adventure of a Lifetime!

Vocabulary (click to find the meaning):

Benefactor

Expedition 

Proposal

Estimation

Double occupancy

Airfare

Incidentals

Quotient

 

Introduction:

Imagine that a wealthy benefactor, who wishes to remain anonymous, has donated $500,000.00 to the 5th grade class at Danebo. The only condition- the money must be used for the whole 5th grade to take an expedition to a destination of their choice.

Your Task: Your team must come up with a proposal for the adventure of a lifetime and present it to the class so that they can see what kind of trip they can take with the $500,000.00 that was donated.

 

Process:

Expectations:

Use the links below and the worksheet provided by your teacher, “Adventure of a Lifetime Proposal Outline,” to outline your proposal. The outline must be completely filled out and all work must be shown on a separate sheet of grid paper. Team members will share equally the responsibility for looking up websites, recording answers, completing calculations, and creating a PowerPoint slide show presentation. Each team member will turn in their own outline and work but you will make one slide show together.

1. First, determine how many students and how many adults will be going on this adventure. Think about all the students in your grade, teachers, and chaperones. There should be 1 adult for every 4 children going on the trip.

2. Choose a destination and expedition type at the links below. Read the whole page for your expedition. Make sure to make notes on the expedition dates and costs/rates as well as the cost of airfare to reach your destination. Are there any additional rates or fees mentioned on the website? If so, make sure to add these into your total cost per person. Before proceeding with planning your chosen expedition, use estimation strategies to determine if the class could actually go on this trip with the $500,000 donated.  Keep in mind that each person will want to have some spending money on this trip too!

Expeditions:

http://www.nationalgeographicexpeditions.com/destinations

http://abd.disney.go.com/abd/en_US/general?name=TripSelectorPage

For help with airfare go to: www.bing.com/travel

 

3. If after estimating you find that you likely have enough money to purchase this trip for the class, go ahead and calculate the actual cost of the trip.

4. Now that you have figured out how much it will cost to reach your destination and experience an amazing expedition, you must find out how much money you have left for the rest of your trip. It is important for you to have some money saved aside for emergencies or unexpected expenses. This is your emergency fund and needs to be 1% of your total budget of $500,000.00. Click the link to read about finding percents:

http://www.worsleyschool.net/science/files/percentofa/number.html

5. Okay, now that you have paid for airfare, the expedition, and set aside money for emergencies, the rest of the money can be used for incidentals and souvenirs. It’s only fair that everyone who goes on the trip gets the same amount to spend. You may round your quotient to the nearest hundredth if necessary, since you are working with money.

6. To help your classmates budget their money and not spend it all at once, you will give them a daily allowance of spending money. Figure out how much money each student will get for their daily allowance on the trip. You may round your quotient to the nearest hundredth if necessary, since you are working with money.

7. Show your proposal to your teacher to receive approval before you proceed with your slide show.

8. Create a short Powerpoint Presentation to display your proposal. Your presentation should be four to six slides. Include a summary of what students will do and see on the trip in addition to the information from your outline. Use pictures and color to make your presentation more interesting. These presentations will be posted on your teacher’s website so that your classmates may view it.

 

Evaluation:

 

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 “Adventure of a Lifetime Proposal Outline” Some answers are not completed or all answers are completed but all inaccurate or unreadable. All sections are completed but some answers are inaccurate or difficult to read. Each section of the outline is completed accurately and neatly. Anyone reading will be able to understand it.
Calculations Some calculations are not completed or all answers are completed but all inaccurate or unreadable. All calculations are completed but some answers are inaccurate or difficult to read. All calculations for the answers on the outline are present on a separate sheet of paper. Calculations are completed accurately and neatly. Anyone looking at the calculations will be able to follow your work easily.
Presentation Powerpoint does not include a summary of the expedition and/or information on cost and spending money; has too few/many slides, or does not include the use of color or pictures. Powerpoint includes a summary of the expedition as well as information on cost and spending money but has too few/many slides, or does not include the use of color or pictures. Powerpoint slide show is 4-6 slides. It includes a summary of the expedition as well as information on cost and spending money. Color and pictures are used to create interest.
Personal Best Team member does not participate in the assigned activities, or insists on doing all the work without allowing other team members to participate. Team member argues with others. Team member needs continual reminders to stay on task. Team member participates in only some of the assigned activities, or team member does most of the work without encouraging other team members to participate. Team member needs reminders to stay on task. Team member demonstrates cooperation, action, and skill by participating in web searches, recording data, performing calculations, and creating a slide show. Team member shows respect and enthusiasm throughout the activity.

 

Conclusion:

Way to go! After all of your hard work, you now have a proposal for the Adventure of  a Lifetime. Be proud of yourself and your team members for a job well done. You may now view other teams’ presentations and vote on your favorite. Visit your teacher’s website to see your classmates’ presentations.

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