Starting a Skateboard Business

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Dude, let's start a skateboard business! A Maryland CCRG Algebra Task Project pits groups against each other to create and investigate a business model for a new skateboard business using systems of linear equations. The resource also distinguishes between continuous and discrete variables.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Have the contest be about which group is able to model equations with the greatest profit (i.e., the mathematics in the project) rather than about the best presentation
Classroom Considerations

  • Requires access to a graphing calculator
  • Learners should be comfortable writing linear equations
Pros

  • A lesson guide, worksheet, and possible answer key are provided in the resource
  • Relates math to a real-world scenario — starting a new business
Cons

  • Link to the website for the Discovery Education video is not a direct link
Common Core