This project is aimed at the Mathematics Applications course of
the Irish Leaving Certificate Applied. This web-based assignment
is of particular benefit to Deaf or Hard of Hearing students as
it provides a method of communication not reliant on sound. Deaf
students can suffer isolation problems because of misunderstandings.
Pricing a holiday online is an ideal application of internet technology
to help reduce feelings of isolation.
The topic is Holiday & Travel
Maths in Unit 4 of Module 3. This unit covers things like
- interpreting holiday brochures, travel timetables
costs of holidays and comparing the costs with other companies
currencies to Euro and vice versa
- preparing a budget
for a foreign holiday
I have designed this
project to cover the 5th Key Assignment on page 41 of the Maths
Applications module descriptor:
"I got information on holidays in a foreign country
and prepared a budget for the travel costs, accommodation and
I would need. I calculated the total in Euro and converted this
into a foreign currency, if necessary, ..."
Click here to
download a copy of the Maths Applications module descriptor.