Buying Chips and Candy

As a middle school assessment task, learners first two write equations representing their purchase of chips and candy bars. They then solve the system of equations to find the price of each item.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Use the task as part of an assessment on systems of equations
Classroom Considerations

  • Resource requires learners to be able to fluently convert between dollars and cents
  • Pupils need to be able to write linear equations and solve systems of linear equations
Pros

  • Context is one most learners can relate to
  • Includes answer key
Cons

  • Rubric uses ft rather than pt
Common Core