Mixture Problems - Concept

Mix it up in math class! The video provides an equation hint to be able to setup mixture problems. Two problems are provided as examples on how to use the equation in order to solve mixture type word problems. 

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Spend time translating words to equations
  • Bring in ingredients to create snack mixes to have the class determine the cost
Classroom Considerations

  • The class should be familiar with solving equations in one variable
Pros

  • Includes a transcript of the audio
  • Encourages pupils not to skip word problems
Cons

  • The premise is that these types of problems use systems of equations, though they are set up as one-variable equations