The Amazing Race
    Season 2

  OJHS - Math 8
Challenge
Design an itinerary that will take you on a round trip
from Calgary (YYC) and back, with stops in the
following ...
Challenge
•   Teams are given $25,000 CAD with
    which to purchase airline tickets.
•   The winning team will return to ...
Task 1 - Organization
• In the H: (Home) directory of one group
  member, create a folder called “Amazing
  Race – Name 1,...
Task 2 – Create Your Blog
• Create a personal blog page and customize
  it. This will be where you record your
  travels a...
Task 3 – The Route
• Research the locations of the different cities
  and decide on the shortest route from
  Calgary, thr...
Task 4 - Tickets
• Use travelocity.ca, expedia.ca or another
  travel site on the Internet to find tickets for
  each leg ...
Task 5 - Money
• You will purchase your tickets for each leg of the
  race as you go. You will be paying for your tickets
...
Task 6 - City and Time Zone
                Information
• For each city that you visit you need to create a new
  blog ent...
Task 7 – Finale
Create a final blog entry with a summary
  stating the exact date and time when you
  arrive back in Calga...
Resources
•   http://learnerblogs.org
•   www.world-airport-codes.com
•   www.expedia.ca
•   www.timezoneconverter.com
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The Amazing Race Project 07 08

  1. 1. The Amazing Race Season 2 OJHS - Math 8
  2. 2. Challenge Design an itinerary that will take you on a round trip from Calgary (YYC) and back, with stops in the following cities. • Johannesburg, South Africa (JNB) • Sao Paulo, Brazil (GRU) • Paris, France (CDG) • Chiang Mai, Thailand (CNX) • Bangalore, India (BLR) • Perth, Australia (PER) (Three letter codes are unique to each airport.)
  3. 3. Challenge • Teams are given $25,000 CAD with which to purchase airline tickets. • The winning team will return to Calgary in the shortest amount of time. In the case of a tie, the winner will be the team with the greatest amount of money left over. • Teams will depart from Calgary Airport (YYC) on January 7, 2008
  4. 4. Task 1 - Organization • In the H: (Home) directory of one group member, create a folder called “Amazing Race – Name 1, Name 2” • You will store all of your files for this project in this folder. • Give all students in your group permissions to access this folder. Ask Mr. Jantzen for instructions.
  5. 5. Task 2 – Create Your Blog • Create a personal blog page and customize it. This will be where you record your travels and post documents communicating your results. Remember to ONLY use your FIRST name on your blog page. To create your blog, go to http://learnerblogs.org and click on the K-12 School Students “Start Here” link.
  6. 6. Task 3 – The Route • Research the locations of the different cities and decide on the shortest route from Calgary, through all of the cities and back to Calgary. On your blog, create an entry which explains your route and the total distance you will travel. You must include the following details in a chart: • the distances for each leg of the race • a running total of the distance travelled
  7. 7. Task 4 - Tickets • Use travelocity.ca, expedia.ca or another travel site on the Internet to find tickets for each leg of your route. Shop for good deals. Remember, the times on your tickets must actually work. You cannot leave a city before you arrive. For each ticket, create a .jpg screenshot and save it in your home directory. To do this, press the “PrtSc” button, open Irfanview and paste. Then “Save As” to your folder on your H: drive.
  8. 8. Task 5 - Money • You will purchase your tickets for each leg of the race as you go. You will be paying for your tickets using local currency. Create a spreadsheet with MS Excel. In your spreadsheet you must include the following information for each ticket. • Departure location • Arrival location • Cost of ticket in CAD • Name of local currency and abbreviation • Cost of ticket in local currency • Running total of how much money (CAD) you have remaining • When you finish, create a new blog entry and post your spreadsheet.
  9. 9. Task 6 - City and Time Zone Information • For each city that you visit you need to create a new blog entry. In each blog entry you need to include the following: • Name of the city and the country • Three interesting facts about the city • A picture of the city • The .jpg picture of your ticket from Task 4 • Local date and time of arrival • Local date and time of departure • Arrival date and time converted to Calgary time • Departure date and time converted to Calgary time
  10. 10. Task 7 – Finale Create a final blog entry with a summary stating the exact date and time when you arrive back in Calgary and the amount of money that you have remaining. • Send an email to jantzens@fsd38.ab.ca with the URL for your blog.
  11. 11. Resources • http://learnerblogs.org • www.world-airport-codes.com • www.expedia.ca • www.timezoneconverter.com

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