Finding the Solution

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In need of a summer project to give incoming math students? Here is a project that requires them to find the solution to 15 equations that include a variable. The second half of the project requires scholars to explain how to solve two different equations. Then, pupils create six different equations that meet specified criteria. Lastly, they are challenged to create an equation that does not have a solution.

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Instructional Ideas
  • Tailor the parent letter to fit your needs or disregard it altogether
Classroom Considerations
  • Intended to be used as a summer project; however, problems can be used at any point in the year
  • The third in a series of five summer math projects
  • Best suited for upper middle schoolers or early high schoolers
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Pros
  • The seven-page packet includes the project plans, a parent letter, reproducibles, and a rubric 
Cons
  • None