This activity is designed to teach students three different methods to solve systems of equations: Graphing (with graphing calculator), Substitution, and Addition(Elimination).
Students will then be put in “Expert Groups” where they will work with their peers to become experts at one of the methods by using the provided Expert Packets that have a worked out example with written steps and multiple examples. They will then work with their expert group members to determine how they will TEACH their method to their peers.
During the teaching part of this activity, students will be put into groups made up of one students from each of the expert groups called “Jigsaw Groups.” In these groups, students will be the only one who is an expert in their method, so it is important that during the Expert Group time, every students gains a solid understanding of their expert method.
Included in this Activity
- Expert Packets for each of the three methods
- Practice Problems for each of the three methods
- Homework Problems for each of the three methods
- Note Sheets for Expert and Jigsaw Groups
- PowerPoint Presentation and student worksheet to introduce systems of equations
- Class discussion worksheet for the end of the activity
- Answer Keys
- Rubrics and Checklists to help you and your students stay on track
- Thorough description of a suggested way to implement this activity