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**World Traveler**

__Name:____7-12 (Primarily Pre-Algebra & Algebra math skills)__

**Suggested Grade Level:****Creating, Defining & Using Functions, Inverse Functions**

__Math Concepts:__**Currency Conversion, Travel, Social Studies**

__Interdisciplinary Connections:__**2-3 Days**

__Teaching Duration:__**$5 for a 13 Page PDF (1 assignment, 1 project and Answer Key)**

__Cost:__**World Traveler Math Project @ NextLesson.org**

__Interactive & Customizable Version:__**World Traveler @ TPT**

__PDF Version:__**Students will take a simulated dream vacation in which they have to keep track of their money and convert to multiple currencies**

__The Product:__I'm willing to trade my pet goat for a stronger allergy prescription. |

This project would fit nicely into a Middle School Pre-Algebra class, an Algebra 1 class learning functions, or an Algebra 2 class reviewing inverses.

I created a prep assignment before the big trip. I found that asking my students to do the dream trip without any practice or frame of reference was difficult to do. The prep assignment "Money Changers" allows students and teachers to develop a basic familiarity with how exchange rate mathematics work.

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I have found that most students are naturally curious about traveling, and some are interested in culture. This likely depends on your kids. You will certainly have a wide range. Some may never have realized you had to convert currency where others are frequent travelers.

Do you think perhaps we can create a larger simulation? |

The idea though is still in its infancy, but it's one that I'm thinking about adding to the project at some point after it develops.

So this is the second addition to the 21st Century Math Project blog post family. Boomdiggy.

This was created in October and now it's May - did you ever get around to creating the extension?? This is EXACTLY what I've been looking for! I'm long term subbing for a 7th grade math class until the end of the school year (6 weeks worth) and don't have time to cover two chapters (with state testing and end of year activities). I have time for ONE chapter and a project - and this looks perfect!!!

ReplyDeleteI have not yet, but I plan to in the summer. That might not help you for this year. You can check out the preview on TPT and judge for yourself!

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