Picking Apples

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Getting the best pick of the apples depends on where to pick. The short assessment presents a situation in which class members must analyze a real-world situation to determine the cost of picking apples. The pricing structures resemble linear piece-wise functions. At the end, participants determine when the two costs are the same.

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Instructional Ideas
  • Lead a discussion on how to solve systems that are linear around the point of intersection
  • Have classmates share the process they used in order to find the break-even point
Classroom Considerations
  • The class should be familiar with solving systems of linear equations
Pros
  • The rubric provides answers that are also acceptable
  • The resource includes reflection questions for the teacher
Cons
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