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Trip to Disneyworld in Orlando

Instructional Time: 45 minutes a day for 4 days

Process:
Congratulations! You and your classmates have worked so hard on this project that you are going to Orlando, Florida. You will have 7 days for you trip.
Students will be given a \$5000.00 budget for each group of 4 people. The group will include a parent and 3 students. Groups will be assigned.
Your group will have to keep a written record of your expenses. The categories are: food, automobile expenses, hotel accommodations, admission expenses, and miscellaneous expenses. During your trip you will consider the following: car rental, gasoline \$1.50/gallon, hotel accommodations, food expense of \$25/day per person, and Disneyworld admission.
Good luck and have fun!
Use the travel budget to keep up with your trip.

 Kenosha Unified School District Academic Content Standards Mathematics Grade 4 Problem Solving MA.4.6. Uses a variety of strategies in the problem-solving process. MA.4.6.A. Applies a problem solving process (e.g., problem, data, use mathematics, check). Information Literacy Grade 4Information Seeking IL.4.1. Knows how to define the problem and identify the information need. IL.4.1.A. Recognizes situations where information is needed to resolve a specific problem or question. IL.4.1.B. Determines what information is already known about the problem or question. IL.4.1.C. Determines what additional information is neede. IL.4.1.D. Determines a specific focus or topic for the information search. IL.4.2. Knows how to use a formal information seeking process. IL.4.2.A. Identifies possible sources of information including print, non-print, electronic or human resources. IL.4.3. Knows how to locate sources and find information within those sources. IL.4.3.E. Uses the Internet to locate information. IL.4.3.F. Uses print and electronic resources such as an encyclopedia, dictionary, almanac and atlas. Evaluate and Interpret IL.4.5. Knows how to record, organize and interpret selected information. IL.4.5.A. Takes notes or records information in own words using manual or electronic tools (e.g., notecards, encyclopedia, notepads). IL.4.5.D. Draws conclusions based on the information gathered. Instructional Technology Grade 3-5Research and Communication Tools IT.3-5.5. Knows how to use technology to access and transmit information. IT.3-5.5.D. Accesses information from the Internet using a Web browser.

Tools:
 Tool Type Requirements File 1. Enterprise Car Rental Web Site Hardware:MacLCD Projection Device 2. Map Quest Web Site Hardware:MacLCD Projection Device 3. Avis Car Rental Web Site Hardware:MacLCD Projection Device 4. Hertz Car Rental Web Site Hardware:MacLCD Projection Device 5. Walt Disney World Web Site Hardware:MacLCD Projection Device 6. TravelBudget Handout Handout Hardware:MacPrinterSoftware:Appleworks travelbudget1.cwk 7. Travel Budget Handout Handout Hardware:MacInternet AccessPrinterSoftware:Appleworks travelbudget.cwk 8. Student Directions to Disney Handout Student directions...Disney.cwk 9. Expedia Web Sight Web Site 10. Travelocity Web Site Web Site 11. Hotels Web Site

Method of Checking for Understanding:
Student Work