Lesson Plan


In this group of lessons, students plan a family road trip for their families using the car they have selected during their project. While planning the trip, they learn to use and apply proportional reasoning in order to solve real-life problems.


  • 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 3, as of 2011-09-27.

Component Ratings:

Technical Completeness: 3
Content Accuracy: 2
Appropriate Pedagogy: 3

Reviewer Comments:

This is a very fine lesson on quadratic equations and parabolic graphs, allowing students to see the essential properties of a parabola from its equation. There are a lively set of photographs and an increasing complex but motivated sequence of equations. Unfortunately, about halfway thru the equations, the author loses the exponent and has students classifying a sequence of linear equations.

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