Opening a Business

A resource-rich lesson plan helps you teach how to use variables for solving problems. Collaborative groups sort mathematics phrases into categories, pretend to open a business, and answer questions to find out how useful variables are as place holders when addressing algebraic expressions.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Pros

  • All handouts and homework are provided
  • Meets Common Core State Standards for sixth graders
  • Uses real-world problems to explore algebraic concepts
Cons

  • None
Common Core