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The Galactic Spaceship Tour Challenge

Bill Engel, Diane Schmidt 

May 2004, Volume 97, Issue 5, Page 314

Abstract:
A mathematical challenge in which students plan a futuristic spaceship tour of five planets. Students work in teams to determine the best way to maximize profits. Travel considerations include distance, fuel costs, ticket pricing and additional challenges. Students use basic algebra to analyze costs.

Keywords:
Article
Conceptual Development
Grades 9-12
Graphing
Teacher
Modeling