Students will practice solving systems by graphing, substitution, and elimination. They will look for patterns to determine which method is the most convenient and/or accurate to use for a specific problem.
After teaching all three methods of solving linear systems, I encourage my students to choose which method works best for them and/or the problem. Some students prefer graphing, but it’s not always convenient or accurate. This worksheet helps students understand the advantages and disadvantages of each method so that they can choose wisely in the future.
I use this as a homework assignment and then follow up with a class discussion the following day. I make sure students know that there is no wrong answer for the method they prefer, but that graphing by hand sometimes leads to an approximation.