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It is a riddle worksheet where students have an answer bank and they use that to solve a (slightly cheesy) joke. Kids like this activities because they make the math meaningful, and FUN, and teachers like them because the answer bank gives students a tool to self-assess.
Because of answer banks for students and answer sheets for adults, this activity is great for homeschool and special ed students too!
In this activity, students eliminate the parameter t to match parametric equations to their cartesian counterparts. In the process, they solve a "joke" which is There are 13 problems which practice lots of balancing equations and substitution. The functions include linear, root, quadratic, cubic and cube roots.
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