Diminishing Return

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Challenge individuals to compete as many tasks as possible. Lower-level tasks have pupils apply costs and rates to solve problems. Upper-level tasks add algebraic reasoning and conditional probability to the tasks.

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CCSS: Designed
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Instructional Ideas
  • Establish a specific day every month for problem-of-the-month sessions
Classroom Considerations
  • See teacher guide for concepts that pupils should know before attempting tasks
  • Resource provides estimates for grade-level appropriateness of each task, but be sure to check the task to see if it is okay for your learners
  • Provides handouts
  • Includes worksheet with diagrams to use in tasks
  • Lacks answer keys