If you received this application it means you may be selected to appear on “Illest Road Trip of All-Time.” IRT is a new show where groups of people get $10,000 for a road trip that will be a “unique, life-changing, and eminently watchable experience”. The money you spend will mainly go towards two things your vehicle (rental and gas), and your daily expenses (Hotel and Food). Plan carefully, groups who do not plan to spend at least $9500 of the money will not be considered.
These are the first four lines of a Road Trip project that I have been using with kids for the past few years. This project is a good companion to a linear equations unit that could provide a rich context to help students think about using these equations to solve a real world problem, instead of just a “problem”. I have taught it for a bunch of years and it has been kind of popular among choices for students portfolios so I thought it might be good to have it online somewhere in case someone wants to try it out. That said it is still a work in progress and I would appreciate it if any readers could give any kind of feedback that would be good. Here is a link to the full project, but I’ll walk through it below. Let me know what you think!