We can help students "make sense of problems and persevere in solving them" (MP1) by including more real world problems in our instruction. The slideshow, notes template, word problems and project included in this bundle will help your Algebra students access challenging linear programming and optim
This linear programming project gives students a chance to apply the concepts they learn in class to a real world advertising problem. The document includes specific, clear steps to help students through the work as well as an answer key for the teacher. I've also included an enrichment activity f
This TWO-PERIOD (or 90-minute) activity is designed to come BEFORE learning about slope. It will allow students to discover through experiments what slope means and how to find it. Students will drop tennis balls, baseballs, and "SuperBalls" and measure their bounce heights from various distances.
This is a large linear programming problem framed with maximizing profit for a car company, using two car models (named the Xerxes and the Yossarian for easy axis matching). I love linear programming because it requires the mastery of so many Algebra 1 topics. I have also used this problem as an o
I love creating projects and investigative tasks that connect math to the real world. Over my 20 years of teaching I have created a lot of material that I have been selling these individually (with very high ratings) and as a collection. The feedback has informed me that it would be nice to have all