Chicken Truck: Writing Algebraic Expressions

How did the chicken travel down the road? Given a picture of a chicken truck, class members brainstorm what information they need to determine the total number of chickens on the truck. Pupils research for the information and devise a method to calculate the number of chickens in a variety of modes of transportation.

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CCSS: Adaptable
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Instructional Ideas
  • Construct a crate the size of a chicken crate
  • Determine the number of chickens that would fit in various rooms in the school
Classroom Considerations
  • Requires groups to access the Internet for research
Pros
  • Includes data information in case Internet research is unavailable
  • Links to descriptions of instructional strategies used
Cons
  • None
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