Translating and Evaluating Cell Phone Plans

This Translating and Evaluating Cell Phone Plans performance task also includes:

Translate phone plans to algebraic expressions. Pupils review translating verbal phrases to algebraic expressions by filling out graphic organizers and completing matching activities. Using a fictitious cell phone company, they create expressions to represent the pricing structures for different plans. With pricing knowledge in hand, scholars determine the best plan for a two-year contract and devise a plan of their own.

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CCSS: Adaptable
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Instructional Ideas
  • Have classmates share their expressions for the special promotion to compare to others
  • Allow individuals to create a matching activity with algebraic expressions rather than using the provided one
Classroom Considerations
  • Requires the class to be comfortable in translating verbal phrases to algebraic expressions
Pros
  • Provides a sample benchmark paper
  • Includes suggestions for monitoring learning during the task
Cons
  • None