Student Activities

Traveling the National Road – Tolls and Distances (Unit 10)

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Grade Level:
Upper Elementary: Third Grade through Fifth Grade


Students will participate in three math activities, one using the toll rates and two using the distances on the mile markers. The appendix has a timeline, bibliography, list of vocabulary and a word search.


Guiding Question: How much were the tolls along the National Road? How do you use the mile markers to calculate distances? When did important event occur on the National Road?

Student objectives: Students will…

· Calculate one toll rate

· Calculate one distance from the mile markers

· Use the National Road timeline as a reference

Additional Resources

Map of the National Road

Toll Rates

National Road Timeline



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Last updated: January 11, 2016