Modeling Constraints (Summer Money)

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Creating a successful business has a lot to do with mathematics. Budding entrepreneurs use information about different constraints such as costs, area, and time that apply to a pet-sitting business to determine the best business model. Using inequalities, they create a graph that models each constraint simultaneously and draw conclusions from the results.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Have learners graph inequalities using a graphing calculator or similar technology
  • Give each group a different set of constraints to analyze and then compare results
Classroom Considerations

  • Expects proficiency with creating equations and inequalities for linear patterns
Pros

  • Includes constraint information for group work
  • Provides ideas for connecting the task to business
Cons

  • None
Common Core