Meal Out

Middle schoolers identify an equation in one variable that models a restaurant order. They then solve the equation to determine the number of people who had each type of meal.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

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

  • Consider the socioeconomic status of learners before using task 
  • Task uses terms that may be unfamiliar to learners 
Pros

  • Includes an answer key
  • Contains examples of scored student work
Cons

  • Rubric gives points for incorrect answers
Common Core