Monday, October 13, 2008

A Simple Math Lesson Idea

Cost 2 Drive is a very easy to use tool for calculating the cost to drive from place to place in many different vehicle makes and models. Using Cost 2 Drive students can see the differences in fuel consumption from vehicle to vehicle and the costs associated with driving each vehicle. Cost 2 Drive could be used as part of mathematics lesson plan about estimation and or multiplication. Have students pick a destination and then estimate the cost of travel to that destination from their school. After making estimates the students can use Cost 2 Drive to see if their estimates were close or not.