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Number Towers

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Number towers use addition or multiplication to ensure each level is equal. While this is common in factoring, it is often not used with algebraic equations. Solving these six questions relies on problem solving skills and being able to...
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Module 4: Rational Functions

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Time to study the most sensible function — rational functions! The seven-lesson unit develops the concept of a rational function through a connection to rational numbers and fractions. Scholars graph functions, solve equations, and...
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Solving Quadratic Equations

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Scholars first complete an individual assignment using a quadratic equation to model the movement of a bus around a corner. Learners then discuss their solutions with classmates and analyze the provided sample responses.
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Maximizing Profits: Selling Boomerangs

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
You'll return to this resource again .. .and again ... and again. Class members determine the maximum profit of a boomerang-making business by solving a system of equations. They then review and analyze provided sample responses to the...
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Best Buy Tickets

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Everyone wants the best price when shopping �— no matter what they are trying to buy. Given pricing information, pupils must solve a system of equations to determine the best option for printing tickets.
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Skeleton Tower

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Who doesn't like building blocks? In the task, pupils use a given diagram of a tower to determine the number of needed blocks. Using this information, pupils then develop a function rule relating the height of the tower to the number of...
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Creating Equations

For Students 8th - 11th Standards
Using equations to model events. The resource contains four items that prompt individuals to write and solve basic equations. They must reason abstractly and quantitatively while attending to precision when solving the problems.
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Introduction to Systems of Equations - Concept

For Students 8th - 10th Standards
X marks the spot—or the solution. A concept video introduces a systems of equations that pupils can expect in a math career to demonstrate real-world application. It then discusses different ways of solving systems along with the...
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Solving and Graphing Compound Inequalities - Concept

For Students 8th - 10th Standards
Introduce compound inequalities and the way mathematicians write them with a concept video. The problem explanations detail how to write, solve, and graph compound inequalities in one variable.
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Fearless Frames

For Students 7th - 9th Standards
Show class members how to connect algebra to geometry. A high school assessment task has pupils determine volumes of two different containers given limitations on material for box frames. Pupils then write a paragraph on advice people...
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Rabbit Food

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Keep your pets slim, trim, and healthy using mathematics! Pupils use a linear programming model to optimize the amount and type of food to provide to a pet rabbit. They model constraints by graphing inequalities and use them to analyze a...
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Constraints and Viable Solutions

For Teachers 8th - 10th Standards
Problem solving means more than coming up with the correct answer to an equation — it means working with the information you have. Collaborative activities explore real-life constraints to mathematical solutions. The lesson begins with...
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Stairway

For Students 6th - 10th Standards
It's the stairway to learning! Scholars research all aspects of building a staircase. Using information from building codes, they write and graph a system of inequalities to analyze the constraints. The completed project is a scale model...
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Estimating Temperatures

For Teachers 8th - 10th Standards
How do meteorologists create temperature maps without measuring the temperature at every possible location? Class members learn how to use linear equations to estimate temperatures on a map where there are no data values.
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Equations Involving Factored Expressions

For Students 9th - 10th Standards
Be ready mathematicians of every level. This lesson plan leads to the discovery of the zero product property and provides challenges for early finishers along the way. At conclusion, pupils understand the process of using the zero...
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End-of-Module Assessment Task - Algebra 1 (Module 1)

For Students 9th - 10th Standards
What do your young geniuses really know? Assess the procedural knowledge of your pupils at the same time as their higher-level thinking with an assessment that identifies their depth of knowledge. Topics include solving...
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Solution Sets to Inequalities with Two Variables

For Students 9th - 10th Standards
What better way to learn graphing inequalities than through discovering your own method! Class members use a discovery approach to finding solutions to inequalities by following steps that lead them through the process and even include...
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Solving and Graphing Inequalities Joined by “And” or “Or”

For Students 9th - 10th Standards
Guide your class through the intricacies of solving compound inequalities with a resource that compares solutions of an equation, less than inequality, and greater than inequality. Once pupils understand the differences, the lesson...
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Solving Inequalities

For Students 9th - 10th Standards
Do properties of equations hold true for inequalities? Teach solving inequalities through the theme of properties. Your class discovers that the multiplication property of equality doesn't hold true for inequalities when multiplying by a...
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Starting a Skateboard Business

For Teachers 9th - 11th Standards
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...
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Applications of Systems of Equations and Inequalities

For Students 9th - 10th Standards
Is the application of systems of equations giving your class headaches? Use this resource to build on your pupils' logic to lead them to building equations and using algebraic methods. The lesson begins with an exploration of solving...
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Solution Sets to Simultaneous Equations (part 2)

For Students 9th - 10th Standards
Do you want your budding mathematicians to be able to explain 'why' and not just 'do'? This lesson encourages an understanding of the process of elimination. Pupils are expected to understand how and why the elimination method is a valid...
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Solution Sets to Simultaneous Equations (part 1)

For Students 9th - 10th Standards
How are systems related? Build on your pupils' previous knowledge of solving systems of equations by introducing systems of inequalities. Learners explore similarities between systems of equations and inequalities to make a strong...
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Solution Sets to Equations with Two Variables

For Students 9th - 10th Standards
Can an equation have an infinite number of solutions? Allow your class to discover the relationship between the input and output variables in a two-variable equation. Class members explore the concept through tables and graphs and...