December 16, 2013

Gizmo of the Week: Road Trip (Problem Solving)

While holiday road trips have changed tremendously over the past 20 years with the addition of GPS, cell phones, and computer car systems, there’s still a lot of planning that goes into these family journeys. Where will we stop? When will we need gas? Whose car should we take?

1036DETThe popular Road Trip (Problem Solving) Gizmo allows students to map their winter travels plans or create their own imaginary holiday journey using mathematics and critical thinking skills. First, students choose a vehicle to drive, and then fill up the tank with gas and go! Students solve real world problems like comparing gas mileages of different vehicles, discovering the shortest path between two cities, and planning a budget for their trip. When students are complete, they can share their holiday trips with their friends.

Happy holidays and safe travels!

Posted by Heather Jones at 11:12 AM in Math (Real World), Quick Tips, Travel, Using Gizmos | Permalink

April 24, 2009

Visit EL at NCTM

We're here in Washington, D.C. at this year's NCTM conference. Come by our booth #1015 in the Washington Convention Center for a demo of Gizmos or to let us know how you are using Gizmos in your classroom. Many of our sales team, professional development staff and curriculum writers are there, eager to talk to you. Mention this posting and receive a free Gizmos water bottle!

Posted by Julia Given at 09:47 AM in Travel | Permalink