The Many Functions of Walking

How can we plan a profitable walk-a-thon to benefit a cause we care about?

Key Content
algebra, functions, expository writing, presentation skills
The legs of a couple dozen walkers participating in a race, with pavement featured prominently in the foreground.

Students work together to create a plan for a walk-a-thon on behalf of a local nonprofit. While planning the walk-a-thon, each team of students uses functions to model specific parts of the plan, including: different types of sponsorships, predicted times based on walking rates, and per-person costs for running the event.