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This PowerPoint presentation and adjoining handout step students through writing equations for a linear story and culminate with solving a system of linear equations.
There are 6 stories on the handout that ask students to generate a linear equation. Students should be familiar with slope being a rate and y-intercept being a starting amount.
The 6 problems are worked out on the PowerPoint for students to check their answers
There are 3 additional problems on the PowerPoint that give purpose to writing equations for story problems and using a system of linear equations to solve. Problems are real world examples and generate a lot of quality classroom discussion.