Boat in the River

This Boat in the River activity & project also includes:

Ever feel like you're headed up the down escalator? Don't let your pupils get stuck in that rut! Practice writing equations to solve a problem using an engaging lesson. A video presents information that allows learners to determine how long it takes to go up the down escalator. It is possible!

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Use the lesson as a performance task to assess equation writing and solving skills
  • Provide time for learners to develop their own solution plans before offering any guidance
Classroom Considerations

  • Requires some experience with writing equations to model a scenario
Pros

  • Includes an entertaining presentation of the information
  • Provides the solution and sample student work
Cons

  • None
Common Core