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Systems of Linear Equations Real-Life Problem Solving and Graphic Organizer

Grade Levels
6th - 9th, Homeschool
Formats Included
  • PDF
8 pages
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After students learn how to solve systems by elimination, substitution, and graphing, this activity is the perfect icing for your proverbial cake! I designed the graphic organizer to help students break the problem-solving process into bite-sized pieces, and it has really helped!

Using 6 scenarios that will appeal to adolescents, students are prompted to:
* Define the variables
* Write the system of equations
* Solve the system
* Indicate which method was used to solve the system (students will circle the word "elimination" "substitution" or "graphing" in the graphic organizer)
* State the solution to the problem (specifically ANSWER THE QUESTION ASKED in the problem statement, with appropriate labels)

Included in this file are greyscale versions of the pages for easy photocopying, as well as colorful pages if you chose to annotate the PDF on an iPad. Sample key is also included, but the element of choice built in to this activity ensures your students may choose varying methods... which is a good thing! Enjoy!

Total Pages
8 pages
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
30 minutes
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