Web Quests
CHAPTER 4
PLANNING YOUR TIME
TASK CONTEXT
Students will be using a weekly calendar to plan events that are part
of their daily lives. The task requires the students to ensure that
a specified total number of minutes are scheduled throughout the week
for homework, chores and other activities. Encourage them to schedule
time for other events in which they participate. Students will use calendars
available online for downloading or a oneweek calendar that is available
in an attached file.
As students are creating their schedules, they are practicing addition
and subtraction in order to ensure that their schedule has the required
minutes for each activity.
GOALS
• Estimate sums and differences.
• Add and subtract twodigit numbers.
• Use mental math to add and subtract.
MEETING INDIVIDUAL NEEDS
• Students who need a challenge can download a onemonth
calendar and schedule the required number of minutes in a different
way each week.
• Students who have some difficulty could be asked to
schedule only one of the events (e.g. homework for each day).
• Total number of minutes can be changed to meet the needs
of individual students, making the task easier or more difficult.
INSTRUCTIONAL SEQUENCE
 Discuss with the students different ways to keep a schedule. Have
them look at examples of timetables, calendars, daytimers, and so
on. If one is available, show the students an electronic daytimer
and discuss how people use them to keep track of activities, appointments,
etc...
 Have students plan their schedules for each day of the week. Remind
students that the scheduled times are different on the weekend.
 Have students choose a calendar and enter their schedules.
Key questions to ask while students work:
"Do the times sum to the correct total?"
"If you add up the times you have planned for 4 days, how can you
calculate how many minutes are left for the 5 th day?"
"Is there another way you could use the minutes during the week?
"How would you change the minutes if you did not want to do homework
on Friday evening?"
RESOURCES
Websites:
Free
Printable Calendar Templates
The
10 000Year Calendar
File:
Oneweek
calendar
ASSESSMENT

Level
1 
Level
2 
Level
3 
Level
4 
Problem
Solving and Understanding

•
Needs assistance to understand the problem.

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Demonstrates an understanding of parts of the problem.

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Demonstrates a complete understanding of the problem.

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Indepth understanding of the problem.

Make
a plan 
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Does not use an appropriate strategy. 
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Carries out a strategy to some extent. 
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Shows evidence of an appropriate plan. 
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Shows evidence of a thorough plan. 
Implements
a plan 
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Does not arrive at correct solution. 
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Develops a partial or incorrect solution. 
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Implements it to find a correct
solution. 
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Implements it effectively to find a complete solution or
several solutions. 
Procedures
Adding and subtracting 
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Major errors in addition and subtraction. 
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Several errors in estimating, addition and subtraction. 
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Few errors in estimating, addition and subtraction. 
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Almost no errors in estimating, addition and subtraction. 