1. Compare prices for 10 gallons of gasoline by
using the cost of gas per gallon. Or, estimate the cost to fill the car based on the
number of gallons your car’s gas tank holds.

2. Identify road signs and tell what geometric shape they are.

3. Read a map. This helps you with graphing and grids and the use of indexes and cross
referencing.

4. Use a map to estimate the distance from your house to a friend’s house. Write
down the odometer reading before you leave and after you arrive to calculate the actual
distance.

5. Estimate/calculate the time it will take you to drive a given distance based on your
current speed (miles per hour).

6. License Plate Game: add up the numbers on the car license plates as they pass by.
You should alternate cars so that you would get the first plate, your friend/sister would
get the second plate, you would get the third, and so on. You could set a time limit or a
number goal to know who the winner is. (you could use tally marks)

7. Passenger Game: a variation on the license plate game. You take turns adding the
number of passengers in a car. Or, you can make a frequency table and tally the different
number of passengers. You could create a graph to go along with your frequency table.

8. Give a friend/brother/sister mental math problems.

9. Count the number of telephone poles in one mile. Estimate the number of poles for
your entire trip based on the trip odometer.

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