Conference Tables

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Pupils analyze a pattern of conference tables to determine the number of tables needed and the number of people that can be seated for a given size. Individuals develop general formulas for the two growing number patterns and use them to solve problems.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • If space allows, have the class arrange tables and physically see the number of people that can sit at the different configurations
  • Compare the different formulas for the number of tables and the number of people to find the relationship with the diagrams
Classroom Considerations

  • The class should be familiar with writing linear equations
Pros

  • Includes an instructional guide on a way to use the task in the classroom
  • Provides a description of common misunderstandings associated with different scores
Cons

  • None