Variables & Expressions go the Amusement Park in this engaging four assignment unit designed for Algebra or Pre-Algebra. Bring variables to life using a theme park motif. From operations to admissions, variables and expressions are the backbone of this analysis.
In this 11 page PDF, you will be given a mapping to the Content Standards, an outline for how to implement the project, 4 different assignments for students to use, and an answer key.
-- In "Theme Park Tycoon", students are asked to create algebraic expressions for different sentences using the theme park variables in the chart.
-- In “Theme Park Calculations”, students will use variables to write expressions for the different situations and then use the data from the table to evaluate them.
-- In "Theme Park Code", students will have to sift through expressions. Some of these expressions are meaningless, but some do make sense. They must look at the expressions, the variables and compare the meanings. Does the meaning match the expression? If it does, students will calculate the amount using the data table.
-- In "Theme Park Proposal", students will select the most important variables and expressions the park owners should consider as they decide whether to add another roller coaster. If there are items that need to be considered that are not on the data table, add them! The park manager needs to be thoughtful in her analysis -- her bonus is on the line!
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