These algebraic tasks that involve real-life experiences will help studentsunderstand key mathematical concepts. They are aligned to the Common Core standards and the formats are aligned to the SBAC and PARC assessments. These tasks are meant to be used for direct instruction in mini-lessons, partner/group work or homework. Students are asked to show or explain their thinking and/or write a solution statement. There is one task per page so that students can not only find the solution, but also represent the mathematical situation with a model. Teachers can easily pull these up on a smart board to use in the mini-lesson. Answers included.