Appendices Appendix C Integration of ICT across the Curriculum «The Parking Garage Problem»
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5. «THE PARKING GARAGE PROBLEM»

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The Project

The mayor of our city, in an effort to encourage shopping at the new downtown City Centre, has called together a task force to come up with a revised schedule of parking rates. Here are the four options of parking rates at the City Centre parking garage. If you were on the city’s governing board, which option would you choose and why?

Option I:
Pay 35¢ for up to, but not including, the first hour. Pay an additional 50¢ for up to, but not including, the second hour. Pay an additional 50¢ for up to, but not including, the third hour, etc.

Option II:
Pay 10¢ for up to, but not including, the first hour. Pay an additional 50¢ for up to, but not including, each additional hour.

Option III:
Pay 35¢ for up to, but not including, the first half hour. Pay an additional 25¢ for up to, but not including, each additional half hour.

Option IV:
Up to the first hour is free. Pay 75¢ for each additional hour, etc.

The long-term goal of this project-to develop an instructional model for mathematics based on a constructivist framework-continues with enhancements for Function Probe and further curriculum development.

Mathematics

Students create a simulation of a parking garage.

Economy

Students discuss the economical outcomes of the different options.

Social science

Students learn to make decisions and to consider the impact of them.

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