It's In the Mail

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It's time to check the mail! The task is to determine the most cost-effective way to mail a packet of information. Young scholars write an equation that models the amount of postage as a function of the number of sheets mailed and another that models the cost as a function of the weight. They then combine functions to make a final conclusion. 

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Consider editing to reflect current postal rates
  • Have pupils create multiple representations to model the postal costs
Classroom Considerations

  • Expects some experience with linear modeling

  • Encourages both discussion and written communication
  • Incorporates a real-life situation to reinforce the algebra concepts

  • None
Common Core