Students will research, gather, analyze, and synthesize (math content) information to produce a consumer report (literacy content) comparing and contrasting the benefits of hybrid and gas automobiles. This will allow students the opportunity to develop an understanding of the problem of rising gas prices and come to a conclusion about whether hybrid automobiles are actually saving the consumer money.

CCSS Alignment for Grades 9-12

  • S-ID.1. Represent data with plots on the real number line (dot plots, histograms, and box plots). Students will produce dot plots, histograms, and box plots to represent the data collected on hybrid and gas cars in the context of rising gas prices.