In this fun project, algebra students will use their knowledge of slope and linear equations to complete 3 tasks:
Task 1: Ranking the Slopes
Students calculate the slopes of different ski runs to rank them from easy to hard.
Task 2: Lodge Profits
Students write and graph linear equations to calculate the profit earned from drinks in the ski lodge.
Task 3: Season Pass vs. Daily Pass
Students write equations to compare the cost of a season pass vs a daily pass over a certain number of days. Students solve and graph the system of equations to find the point where the pass becomes justified.