Analyzing Equations

Model and solve simple equations from word problems with a writing twist. Mathematicians are given multiple choice answers to choose from while having to write why the equation will or won't work as an option. 

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Have small groups work on each problem and share their findings as a class
Classroom Considerations

  • There can be multiple correct answers for one problem, so they must work out all answer choices
Pros

  • Learners need to explain their answer choices
Cons

  • Second page is blank
  • No answer key, but easy to make a key
Common Core