There Has to be a System for this Sweet Problem

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There's nothing sweeter than a challenging math problem! A well-designed lesson has scholars use systems of equations to determine the price of three different types of candy. An open-ended problem has the potential for many different solution methods.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Use to introduce problem solving with linear systems
  • Have pupils create a poster with their problem solving strategies; ask them to hang them on the wall for a gallery walk
Classroom Considerations

  • Requires a strong understanding of solving linear systems of equations
Pros

  • Includes an opening and closing exercise
  • Provides ideas for differentiation
Cons

  • None
Common Core