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Writing & Solving Two-Step Equations Project ~ Common Core 6.EE 7.EE

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6th, 7th, 8th
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Common Core Standards
6.EE.B.5, 6.EE.B.7, 7.EE.B.4
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This is a real life activity/project where students must make decisions about purchases now that they're "on their own." Students write and solve 2 step equations to see what the monthly payments would be for certain TVs, refrigerators, laptop computers and cars. Based on the budgeted amount, students decide which objects they can afford. One problem includes percents of numbers.

Common Core Standards:
6.EE.5 - Understand solving an equation as a process of answering a question.
6.EE.7- Solve real-world and mathematical problems by writing and solving equations.
7.EE.4- Use variables to represent quantities in a real-world or mathematical problem, and construct simple equations to solve problems by reasoning about the quantities.

6 student pages in this activity. Please download the sample to see all 6 pages. Answer key included.
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Excellent product, especially for those students requiring extra hints to get started. I will leave as is for the majority of my students, but may white out the sample equations (after the first problem) for my higher level students!
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This activity was scaffolded so every student in my 6th grade class was able to complete most of the items. The last items were challenging enough for the more advanced students.
On  February 22, 2012Laura Becker answered:
Thanks so much for this helpful feedback. I really want others to see that this activity is successful in the classroom. In appreciation, please feel free to choose another one of my $2.00 or less items, message me the title & your email address & I'll send it to you.
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Wonderful real-life application of two-step equations. My 7th graders loved this activity!
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Writing & Solving Two-Step Equations Project ~ Common Core
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