Best airfare deals
Description of activity
Students ‘consider the best value fare given the price of nine return airfares from Sydney, and suggest an appropriate fare for a new journey, given the distance’.
Students will complete the attached worksheet.
Possible prompts to assist student engagement:
- Is there a pattern in the table?
- Can you compare two fares to get started?
- Compare the costs for travel to Darwin and Perth. Which is the best value?
- If you double the distance, does the price double?
- How much does it cost for each kilometre travelled on the flight to Adelaide?
(Material developed by Dr Doug Clarke for the NSW Government.)
This assessment activity could be presented to students at the end of a unit on Ratios and Rates, where students have been investigating real-life situations and applying their knowledge, skills and understanding in a variety of contexts.
- develop understanding and fluency in mathematics through inquiry, exploring and connecting mathematical concepts, choosing and applying problem-solving skills and mathematical techniques, communication and reasoning
- develop efficient strategies for numerical calculation, recognise patterns, describe relationships and apply algebraic techniques and generalisation
Criteria for assessing learning
(These criteria would normally be communicated to students with the activity.)
Students will be assessed on their ability to:
- analyse a real-life situation and apply appropriate problem-solving strategies
- give clear and appropriate explanations.
Graded student work samples
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