Setting the Table

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How many people can fit around a table? Depends on the size of the table, right? Explore patterns to generate an equation for the number of people that can fit around a table given its size.

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CCSS: Designed
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Instructional Ideas
  • Use as an introductory lesson on creating linear equations from patterns
  • Assign the exercise for homework
Classroom Considerations
  • There is no worksheet, so instructors need to decide how learners will provide their responses
  • Simple, straightforward task
  • Provides an answer key
  • There is an error in the first diagram that can cause confusion for the entire task


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