Resource


http://pbl-online.org/CoLab/PBLCL-External.ViewCompleteProject.php?projectId=8

Summary


This project is intended for the learners to examine the impact of gasoline cost on the U.S. The learners will study the use and cost of gasoline along with its effect on the economy and what different effects hybrid vehicles could produce on gas costs.


CCSS Alignment for Grades 6-9


  • 6.SP.4: Display numerical data in plots on a number line, including dot plots, histograms, and box plots. Students will produce graphs of gas price fluctuations over time as their data set.

  • 7.EE.3: Solve multi-step real-life and mathematical problems posed with positive and negative rational numbers in any form (whole numbers, fractions, and decimals), using tools strategically. Apply properties of operations to calculate with numbers in any form; convert between forms as appropriate; and assess the reasonableness of answers using mental computation and estimation strategies. Students will consider the effect of gas prices on the economy in terms of positive and negative rational numbers and assess the reasonableness of their calculations.

  • 8.EE.3. Use numbers expressed in the form of a single digit times a whole-number power of 10 to estimate very large or very small quantities, and to express how many times as much one is than the other. Students will use data on gas prices derived from national and global economies which will be expressed in the form of a single digit times a whole-number power of 10 to estimate very large dollar amounts.

  • N-Q.1: Use units as a way to understand problems and to guide the solution of multi-step problems; choose and interpret units consistently in formulas; choose and interpret the scale and the origin in graphs and data displays. Students will solve multi-step problems by comparing the current gas consumption rates in multiple geographic areas with projected gas consumption rates in the same geographical areas with an exclusively hybrid car supply and graph their results.