Using vehicles to create student interest in math and Language Arts
by National Hall of Fame Teacher Alan Haskvitz
Using vehicles is an excellent way to motivate students and to help ready them for real life buying decisions. The following links deal with the various manufactures where students can write for information, obtain pricing information and to harvest compare and contrast data for Common Core related essays.
A listing of all DMV offices.
Finding the office that deals with your state and others can provide information on how old one needs to be to drive as well as the various license fee data that could be used for Common Core math problems. I have used driver manuals to motivate students to read.
Data on fuel economy
This federal site would enable students to select a variety of vehicles and there fuel mileage. This could be used for math as well as to provide statistics for an essay on the best or worst type of vehicles in terms of fuel costs.
A link site to manufacturers who sell cars in America
A listing of vehicle websites worldwide
National Motorists Association
A great source of information on driving and the law.
A listing of car value prices
A good place to find statistics for math problems about the prices of cars and motorcycles.
Where cars are made by location
Great way to teach geography.