|Contact: Mr. Philippe
Phone: (305) 822-6601
Henry Filer Middle
531 W 29th Steet
Hialeah, Fl 33010
|A Vacation, Latin Style|
Do you have any idea what is involved in planning a two-week vacation in a foreign country? Well, prepare a two-currency budget for such a vacation in a Latin-America country that you have never visited before. And you'll find out!
"A Vacation, Latin Style" is a multidisciplinary project which will enhance a student's learning experience through "unique and compelling" applications of instructional technology. In particular, this learning experience makes use of stimulating new applications of the Internet in education asuch as real-time financial data, real-time political news, and international cultural resources.
Students will tap into these fantastic assets in the context of an authentic situation which will need:
social studies savvy for intelligent decisions making;
language arts proficiency for a well rounded
summary of the country's profile; and specially,
mathematics skills for the budget itself.
The major leaning objectives of this project are:
To calculate the distance between two
cities using map scales
To solve real-life situations involving time,
distance and rate.
To unravel real-world problems
concerning time using a world time-zone
To manipulate currency exchange rates by
means of the ratio-rate concepts.
To interpret a line graph.
To compute percent increase-decrease from
a line graph
To utitilize the trends to make projections.
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