Algebra I: Extended Performance Task Designing Zoo Exhibits

This Algebra I: Extended Performance Task Designing Zoo Exhibits activity & project also includes:

How fast are animals at the zoo, anyway? Scholars research running speeds of various animals and write equations using these speeds. The final product of this task is to create a zoo exhibit on running speeds and outline a presentation for this exhibit.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • If possible, consult with a local zoo on animal running speeds
Classroom Considerations

  • Learners should have experience with unit conversions
  • While aligned to Algebra I standards, the material is also appropriate for eighth graders
Pros

  • Includes suggestion for extension activity
Cons

  • Missing sections in some student worksheet pages