Take a trip across the USA with this engaging real-world math project. Your students are going to love practicing adding and subtracting whole numbers or decimals while planning a trip all across the United States. It's the perfect math project for the end of the year!
How Does This Explore America Math Project Work?
Students will plan and ‘visit’ 9 cities across the five regions of the United States with a $2,500 budget. They must carefully spend their money and keep close track of their budget so they don’t go over.
This engaging Exploring America Math Project provides students with rigorous and engaging practice of the following math concepts:
Version One (3rd and 4th Grades)
- Elapsed Time
- Adding and Subtracting Whole Numbers
Version Two (5th Grade)
- Elapsed Time
- Decimal Operations (Adding, Subtracting, Multiplying)
- Powers of Ten
What is included in this Explore America math project?
- Printable Explore America Project – Version 1 (for 3rd and 4th Grades)
- Printable Explore America Project – Version 2 (for 5th Grade)
- A DIGITAL, Google Slides version of both projects
- Answer Keys
Which locations does this Explore America project?
Students will use their math skills to explore…
- New York City, NY
- Springfield, MA
- Charlotte, NC
- New Orleans, LA
- Austin, TX
- Los Angeles, CA
- Seattle, WA
- Denver, CO
- Chicago, IL
Please Note: There is only an answer key available for five pages as student answers will vary depending on which food/souvenirs/accommodations/activities they choose to participate in on each stop of the journey.
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