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High School Math - Algebra - Seeing Structure in Expressions

High School Math - Algebra - Seeing Structure in Expressions

  • New Parking Lot
    • You are the assistant principal at a high school writing a grant to get the parking lot resurfaced. Students will explore concepts related to interpreting and writing expressions, area, metric conversions, quadratic equations, and surface area. Students will demonstrate their understanding by creating a presentation for the principal that includes the costs of the parking lot resurfacing, metric conversions, and all calculations and diagrams related to the area of the parking lot.
  • Home Sweet Home
    • You are a loan officer looking to buy a new home. Students will explore concepts related to interpreting and writing expressions in equivalent forms, calculating exponents, percents, and interest rates. Students will demonstrate their understanding by creating a poster presentation of their choice of new home and their calculations for its monthly mortgage payment.
  • Fit for Life
    • You are a Human Resources Manager providing health education to your fellow employees. Students will explore concepts related to measures of central tendency, interpreting expressions, and equivalent expressions. Students will demonstrate their understanding by creating a presentation on measures of central tendency and guidelines for healthy eating.

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