Counting on Gasoline
Grades 8 to 11
In this resource (Teacher Guide, 348KB PDF), students learn about how gasoline prices are calculated across the country. The activities lead students through the guidelines behind the price of a litre of gas. Concepts such as rates, ratios, proportions and percentages are used to present information and are introduced through activities featuring consumer surveys, news reporting and data analysis.
Curriculum links, learning outcomes, helpful hints and tips are included throughout the resource for teacher use.
Cette ressource est maintenant offerte en français (Guide de l’enseignant 248Ko PDF).
The Counting on Gasoline online activity is an extension of the learning resource. Students work through a real formula to understand how gasoline is priced in their own community.
Activities feature a calculator and a spreadsheet. Designed like a "wizard," the calculator facilitates a basic gasoline pricing calculation and links students directly to the necessary Web-based data. The spreadsheet allows students to manipulate the standard variables to calculate and compare five different gasoline-pricing scenarios.
L’activité en ligne est uniquement offerte en anglais.