A creative activity for applying systems of linear equations or inequalities to real world scenarios.
This project allows students to be creative while exploring systems. I have used it the past couple of years in my 8th grade Algebra I class and am always pleased with the projects and creativity of the students.
The project has two versions: Systems of Equations or Systems of Inequalities
In either version, students are given the option of making a poster, powerpoint/video, or folder about a system they create. Each option has a list of requirements, including graphing and explaining. A rubric is included.
In this download, you will receive:
PDFs of both versions of the project
Word document to edit the project details to your liking
Differentiate by giving students options! Students gravitate towards the format they like.
You can choose to only offer the equation or inequality version, or assign students according to ability.
Common Core Standards
Analyze and solve pairs of simultaneous linear equations.
Understand that solutions to a system of two linear equations in two variables correspond to points of intersection of their graphs, because points of intersection satisfy both equations simultaneously.
Solve systems of two linear equations in two variables algebraically, and estimate solutions by graphing the equations. Solve simple cases by inspection. For example, 3x + 2y = 5 and 3x + 2y = 6 have no solution because 3x + 2y cannot simultaneously be 5 and 6.
Solve real-world and mathematical problems leading to two linear equations in two variables. For example, given coordinates for two pairs of points, determine whether the line through the first pair of points intersects the line through the second pair.
Solve systems of linear equations exactly and approximately (e.g., with graphs), focusing on pairs of linear equations in two variables.
Graph the solutions to a linear inequality in two variables as a half-plane (excluding the boundary in the case of a strict inequality), and graph the solution set to a system of linear inequalities in two variables as the intersection of the corresponding half-planes.
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Systems Graphic Organizer