In this week-long lesson, students will plan and budget for a family road trip, relying on their car’s gas mileage to give them an accurate estimate of their gasoline costs. This lesson can stand alone as a Webquest if teachers are looking for a project-based lesson on ratios and rates.


  • Mathematics > General
  • Mathematics > Applied Mathematics
  • Mathematics > Data Analysis & Probability
  • Mathematics > Number Sense & Operations
  • Mathematics > Problem Solving
  • Mathematics > Statistics

Education Levels:

  • Grade 6
  • Grade 7
  • Grade 8


Real Life Pre-Algebra Percents Problem Based Learning



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Curriki Rating
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On a scale of 0 to 3

This resource was reviewed using the Curriki Review rubric and received an overall Curriki Review System rating of 1.5, as of 2018-08-29.

Component Ratings:

Instructional Quality: 2
Deeper Learning: 1

Reviewer Comments:

Subject Matter: This resource i s not intended to teach the subject rather used as a fun way to practice unit conversion, budgeting & research skills.
Deeper Learning: This has the potential to be very fun and engaging for students.. Links to support documents are referred to but not included. Enough information is given to carry out the activity, however additional support documents would improve its quality.

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