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# Algebra Applications (Word Problems): NYC Marathon

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Engage your students in the problem solving process with this guided inquiry activity.

Individually or in small groups of 2 - 4, students will watch a brief video of New York City Marathon finishers and will be prompted with a word problem to determine how many elite runners are still racing after a specific time.

In this activity, your students will:

~Learn to read through word problems for understanding and to identify the main question, key information given, and intermediate steps needed to find the solution.
~Work through a 4 step guided activity sheet to come up with a solution to the problem.
~Perform multiplication and subtraction of whole numbers and fractions.
~Interact with classmates and you, the instructor, to discuss the topics, solutions, and procedures.
~Extend their learning experience by applying a step-based approached to solving an additional word problem.

You are downloading a zip file which contains the following:

1. A PowerPoint (2010) file with an imbedded video and the word problem prompt.

2. The student activity sheet which contains the word problem prompt, instructions, and a series of 4 questions (steps) that guide your students towards the solution.

3. The student activity sheet answer key with worked solutions.

4. An instructor procedure and suggestion guide which contains a possible follow-up question to challenge your students to extend their learning to another problem.

All documents are provided in both .pdf and MS Word 2010 files so that you can edit them to your students specific needs.

If you have any questions or concerns, please let me know.

Make it a great one!
Joe Huston

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30 Minutes

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