Capstone Performance Task

One skill is sure to make young entrepreneurs successful: maximizing profit. Assess learning of relationships between quantities and reasoning using equations. A businessman sells two sizes of boomerangs for different prices, and learners must determine which one produces the most profit.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Spread task out over a few days by giving one sample responses each day for homework/individual reflection
Classroom Considerations

  • Print handouts before the lesson
  • Set aside time to mark up initial responses for immediate feedback
Pros

  • Promotes higher-level thinking skills
  • Provides assessment at different cognitive levels
  • Application to real-world skills needed to manage a small business
Cons

  • None