This was a particularly relevant question to me because we are currently working on fractions, ratios, decimals and percents in math.
On the way home from Wallaceburg (near Chatham) the other day, I decided to construct a few fractions challenges relevant to the topic at hand. With the Math Timetable and "Ms. Teschow on the Road" sets of problems below, we were able to investigate and practise four of the seven criteria from our current math unit, and to do so on a current, relevant and real-life topic!
I particularly enjoy doing this sort of math learning activity with my English Language Learners because it allows us to build schema and develop a host of language skills: My plan is to begin by showing them some photos of Prince Edward Island on the map of Canada, and of Charlottetown in particular, with the confederation ctr. If time permits, we'll make links to some of the historical buildings in their hometowns before we get down to the math of the matter!