Real-life Systems 1

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Objective

SWBAT solve systems of equations modeling real-life situations (Day 1 of 5)

Big Idea

How can we use systems of linear equations in real-life systems? Get kids to understand the "break-even" point and apply algebra to the real world.

Warm-up

10 minutes

Each day, students complete a Warmup that usually consists of spiraling the previous day's material, in addition to older material.  Warm-up problems also sometimes extend lessons that students have encountered before to more unfamiliar contexts.

For a video narrative about how I structure each lesson, and how the warm-up fits in, click here.

Play of the Day

40 minutes

Huddle

10 minutes

Homework

15 minutes

The Homework includes four problems related to this lesson, as well as one spiraled review problem.  I also give the kids the answers to the problems.