Previously, students have been given systems of equations to interpret and solve. In this lesson, they learn to write their own systems representing different contexts, and to interpret the solutions for those systems. Different contexts can lead to systems in different forms, so students also continue to practice looking at different systems and thinking ahead about how to solve them. When students represent a real-world problem with a system, they develop an important skill for mathematical modeling (MP4).
- Categorize (in writing) systems of equations, including systems with infinitely many or no solutions, and calculate the solution for a system using a variety of strategies.
- Create a system of equations that represents a situation and interpret (orally and in writing) the solution in context.
Let’s write systems of equations from real-world situations.
You will need the Info Gap: Racing and Play Tickets blackline master for this lesson. Make 1 copy for every 4 students, and cut them up ahead of time.
- I can write a system of equations from a real-world situation.
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