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8th Grade Math:  "Where in the World Should You Go?"
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Research the cost of travel to two major cities. Using your research, write an equation for the cost of the trip per person, in terms of the number of days that you stay. Compare the cost of the trips using equations, tables, and graphs.

Subject:
Mathematics
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Author:
William Allred
Carrie Robledo
Date Added:
05/06/2021
A-SSE.2, A-CED.4 Mathematics Sample Item
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A Constructed Response Item provided by Smarter Balanced as preliminary examples of the types of items that students might encounter on the summative assessment. The item prompt students to produce a text or numerical response in order to collect evidence about their knowledge or understanding of using structure of an expression to identify ways to rewrite it and rearrange formulas to highlight a specific quantity of interest. MAT.HS.CR.2.0ASSE.A.005

Subject:
Math 1
Math 3
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Assessment
Provider:
Oregon Department of Education
Author:
Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium
Date Added:
02/26/2019
Best Buy Tickets
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Susie is organizing the printing of tickets for a show. She has collected prices from several printers. Your task is to use a table and algebra to advise Susie on how to choose the best printer.

Subject:
Math 1
Math 2
Math 3
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Activity/Lab
Assessment
Lesson Plan
Provider:
MARS, Mathematics Assessment Resource Service
Author:
Shell Center Team
Date Added:
02/26/2019
Building and Solving Equations 1
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This lesson unit is intended to help teachers assess how well students are able to create and solve linear equations. In particular, the lesson will help you identify and help students who have the following difficulties: solving equations with one variable and solving linear equations in more than one way.

Subject:
Algebra
Material Type:
Assessment
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Shell Center for Mathematical Education
Provider Set:
Mathematics Assessment Project (MAP)
Date Added:
06/24/2019
CTE Health Sciences: Dental Impressions
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This task was developed by high school and postsecondary mathematics and health sciences educators, and validated by content experts in the Common Core State Standards in mathematics and the National Career Clusters Knowledge & Skills Statements. It was developed with the purpose of demonstrating how the Common Core and CTE Knowledge & Skills Statements can be integrated into classroom learning - and to provide classroom teachers with a truly authentic task for either mathematics or CTE courses.

Subject:
Health Science Education
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Lesson Plan
Provider:
National Association of State Directors of Career Technical Education Consortium
Provider Set:
Career Technical Education
Date Added:
07/31/2019
CTE Health Sciences: Spread of Disease
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This task was developed by high school and postsecondary mathematics and health sciences educators, and validated by content experts in the Common Core State Standards in mathematics and the National Career Clusters Knowledge & Skills Statements. It was developed with the purpose of demonstrating how the Common Core and CTE Knowledge & Skills Statements can be integrated into classroom learning - and to provide classroom teachers with a truly authentic task for either mathematics or CTE courses.

Subject:
Health Science Education
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Lesson Plan
Provider:
National Association of State Directors of Career Technical Education Consortium
Provider Set:
Career Technical Education
Date Added:
07/31/2019
Cell Phone Plans
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This task presents a real-world problem requiring the students to write linear equations to model different cell phone plans. Looking at the graphs of the lines in the context of the cell phone plans allows the students to connect the meaning of the intersection points of two lines with the simultaneous solution of two linear equations.

Subject:
Mathematics
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
Illustrative Mathematics
Provider Set:
Illustrative Mathematics
Author:
Illustrative Mathematics
Date Added:
05/01/2012
Classifying Solutions to Systems of Equations
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This lesson unit is intended to help teachers assess how well students are able to classify solutions to a pair of linear equations by considering their graphical representations. In particular, this unit aims to help teachers identify and assist students who have difficulties in: using substitution to complete a table of values for a linear equation; identifying a linear equation from a given table of values; and graphing and solving linear equations.

Subject:
Algebra
Material Type:
Assessment
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Shell Center for Mathematical Education
Provider Set:
Mathematics Assessment Project (MAP)
Date Added:
06/24/2019
Coupon versus discount
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This task involves solving equations with rational coefficients, and requires students to use the distributive law ("combine like terms"). The equation also provides opportunities for students to observe structure in the equation to find a quicker solution, as in the second solution presented.

Subject:
Mathematics
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
Illustrative Mathematics
Provider Set:
Illustrative Mathematics
Author:
Illustrative Mathematics
Date Added:
05/01/2012
Create and solve linear inequalities
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Students will justify steps used in simplifying expressions and solving equations and inequalities. Justifications will include the use of concrete objects, pictorial representations, and the properties of real numbers, equality, and inequality.

Subject:
Math 1
Math 3
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
Henrico County Public Schools
Author:
Henrico County Public Schools
Date Added:
02/26/2019
Cups and Chips - Solving Linear Equations Using Manipulatives
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Students use manipulatives to represent visually the steps they take to obtain a solution to an algebraic equation. They develop an understanding of the connections between the solution involving manipulatives and the symbolic solution.

Subject:
Math 1
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Annenberg Learner
Author:
Annenberg Learner
Date Added:
02/26/2019
Fixing the Furnace
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This task can be used to both assess student understanding of systems of linear equations or to promote discussion and student thinking that would allow for a stronger solidification of these concepts.

Subject:
Mathematics
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
Illustrative Mathematics
Provider Set:
Illustrative Mathematics
Author:
Illustrative Mathematics
Date Added:
05/01/2012
Lines and Linear Equations
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This lesson unit is intended to help teahcers assess how well students are able to interpret speed as the slope of a linear graph and translate between the equation of a line and its graphical representation.

Subject:
Algebra
Material Type:
Assessment
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Shell Center for Mathematical Education
Provider Set:
Mathematics Assessment Project (MAP)
Date Added:
06/24/2019
Math I:  Corralling the Sheep - Exploring Linear Equations
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Students are given 4-5 coordinate points, that will represent the sheep.  First, they are tasked with creating a fence around the sheep. The students will use the endpoints of each piece of fence to compute the slope, y-intercept, domain and equation of the line. They will then code the rover to draw their lines. Finally, the students can calculate the area/perimeter of their fence and calculate the cost to build the fence. The students will then be challenged to minimize the area, perimeter and cost of building their corral, recalculate the equations of their lines, stating their new slope, y-intercept, and domain.

Subject:
Mathematics
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Author:
William Allred
Carrie Robledo
Date Added:
05/18/2021
Modeling Situations With Linear Equations
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This lesson unit is intended to help you assess how well students use algebra in context, and in particular, how well students: explore relationships between variables in everyday situations; find unknown values from known values; find relationships between pairs of unknowns, and express these as tables and graphs; and find general relationships between several variables, and express these in different ways by rearranging formulae.

Subject:
Algebra
Material Type:
Assessment
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Shell Center for Mathematical Education
Provider Set:
Mathematics Assessment Project (MAP)
Date Added:
07/31/2019
Printing Tickets
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Susie is organizing the printing of tickets for a show. She has collected prices from several printers. Your task is to use graphs and algebra to advise Susie on how to choose the best printer.

Subject:
Math 1
Math 2
Math 3
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Assessment
Lesson Plan
Provider:
MARS, Mathematics Assessment Resource Service
Author:
Shell Center Team
Date Added:
02/26/2019
Quinoa Pasta 1
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This task asks students to find the amount of two ingredients in a pasta blend. The task provides all the information necessary to solve the problem by setting up two linear equations in two unknowns.

Subject:
Mathematics
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
Illustrative Mathematics
Provider Set:
Illustrative Mathematics
Author:
Illustrative Mathematics
Date Added:
08/10/2012
Repeating Decimals
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This lesson unit is intended to help teachers assess how well students are able to: translate between decimal and fraction notation, particularly when the decimals are repeating; create and solve simple linear equations to find the fractional equivalent of a repeating decimal; and understand the effect of multiplying a decimal by a power of 10.

Subject:
Algebra
Geometry
Material Type:
Assessment
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Shell Center for Mathematical Education
Provider Set:
Mathematics Assessment Project (MAP)
Date Added:
06/24/2019