CSI: Pre-Algebra -- Equations & Inequalities -- Distance Learning Compatible

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6th - 9th
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***THIS PRODUCT HAS BEEN UPDATED WITH A GOOGLE SLIDES INTERACTIVE VERSION INCLUDED. REDOWNLOAD IF YOU HAVE IT ALREADY***

Nothing like a good criminal investigation to liven up number sense! In this project, students will work in teams to investigate the culprit of six fictional thefts. The criminal has left six messages, layered with algebra. Teams will work to build a case and present their findings to the court. Hopefully they are convincing enough to win the verdict.

The puzzle solving hook causes many different students to engage in solving traditionally mundane problems. Be the cool teacher :-)

In this 12 page document you will be given a mapping to the Content Standards, an outline for how to implement the project, and six number theory criminal scene puzzles.

This puzzle is mapped to Common Core Standards and includes problems featuring the following skills: One-Step and Two-Step Equations and Inequalities, Word Problem Application

An answer key has been added to the end of the file for your convenience.

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Standards

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Give examples of linear equations in one variable with one solution, infinitely many solutions, or no solutions. Show which of these possibilities is the case by successively transforming the given equation into simpler forms, until an equivalent equation of the form 𝘹 = 𝘒, 𝘒 = 𝘒, or 𝘒 = 𝘣 results (where 𝘒 and 𝘣 are different numbers).
Solve linear equations in one variable.
Use variables to represent quantities in a real-world or mathematical problem, and construct simple equations and inequalities to solve problems by reasoning about the quantities.
Use variables to represent two quantities in a real-world problem that change in relationship to one another; write an equation to express one quantity, thought of as the dependent variable, in terms of the other quantity, thought of as the independent variable. Analyze the relationship between the dependent and independent variables using graphs and tables, and relate these to the equation. For example, in a problem involving motion at constant speed, list and graph ordered pairs of distances and times, and write the equation π˜₯ = 65𝘡 to represent the relationship between distance and time.
Write an inequality of the form 𝘹 > 𝘀 or 𝘹 < 𝘀 to represent a constraint or condition in a real-world or mathematical problem. Recognize that inequalities of the form 𝘹 > 𝘀 or 𝘹 < 𝘀 have infinitely many solutions; represent solutions of such inequalities on number line diagrams.

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