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# Write a Travel Article

## INTRODUCTION

Trains, cars, buses, and airplanes allow people to travel throughout Canada and around the world. People travel for many reasons, such as for work, to visit family, and for vacations. Information is available on the Web about where Canadians travel to and where visitors to Canada come from.

Imagine that you have been asked to write a one-page travel article for your local newspaper. You want to write about where Canadians like to travel to, either in Canada or the world, or where visitors to Canada come from. In order to write your article you must research your topic using questionnaires and the Web. You must also include a graph with your article.

## THE PROCESS

1. Visit Statistics Canada Tourism Indicators to see what information is available online.

Useful tables to view are:
Travel by Canadians to foreign countries, top 15 countries visited
Travellers to Canada by country of origin, top 15 countries of origin

Note that you may be able to view data from previous years by selecting a year under “In this series” at the left side of the screen.

2. Use the results of your research and questionnaire to choose a topic for your article.
3. Write a one-page article explaining what you discovered about travel patterns to, from or within Canada. Include a graph to display the data you collected.

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## ASSESSMENT

 Mathematical Processes Work meets standard of excellence Work meets standard of proficiency Work meets acceptable standard Work does not yet meet acceptable standard Problem Solving • I developed a thorough plan for solving the problem. • I developed a workable plan for solving the problem. • I developed a basic plan for solving the problem. • I developed a minimal and/or flawed plan for solving the problem. • I chose an efficient and effective strategy. • I chose an appropriate and workable strategy. • I chose a simplistic and/or routine strategy. • I chose an inappropriate or unworkable strategy. Communication • I provided a precise and insightful explanation of mathematical concepts and/or procedures. • I provided a clear and logical explanation of mathematical concepts and/or procedures. • I provided a partially clear explanation of mathematical concepts and/or procedures. • I provided a vague and/or inaccurate explanation of mathematical concepts and/or procedures. • I organized and displayed the results in effective and clear ways that enhanced interpretation. • I organized and displayed the results in appropriate and reasonably clear ways that assisted interpretation. • I organized and displayed the results in somewhat appropriate and partially clear ways that make inferring necessary by the reader. • I organized and displayed the results in haphazard and/or unclear ways that impede interpretation.