Education Technology

To Buy a Hybrid or Not... That is the Question?

Published on 11/07/2008

Activity Overview

In this activity, students determine if the cost savings of buying a hybrid vehicle outweigh the price when compared to a non-hybrid vehicle

Before the Activity

This activity is designed for use in an Algebra classroom. Prior to this activity, students should have basic knowledge of linear functions, how to enter data into a spreadsheet and create graphs on the handheld.

During the Activity

Students will use the data provided in the document to compare both the hybrid and non-hybrid vehicle. Each student will discover an equation that corresponds to the cost of the vehicle plus the yearly cost of gas.