Grocery Shopping and the Quilt of a Math Teacher

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Hopefully you're done shopping for a resource on algebraic expressions. A two-week unit plan provides instructional suggestions for teaching about expressions. As part of the unit, young mathematicians work through two performance tasks, one on grocery shopping and the other on quilt dimensions, to show their understanding of algebraic expressions.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Use the resource to create a professional development session with colleagues
Classroom Considerations

  • Learners should have knowledge of exponents
  • Familiarity with the distributive property is necessary
Pros

  • Provides a set of student handouts and worksheets
  • Includes annotated sample responses for the task
Cons

  • Teenagers may not find the contexts to be interesting