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Subject: Mathematics (8 - 12)
Title: Systems of Equations: What Method Do You Prefer?
Description: The purpose of this lesson is to help students apply math concepts of solving systems of equations to real life situations. The students will use the three methods of graphing, substitution, and elimination to solve the system of equations.This lesson plan was created as a result of the Girls Engaged in Math and Science, GEMS Project funded by the Malone Family Foundation.


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Subject: Mathematics
Title: Escape from the Tomb     
Description: In this Illuminations lesson, students solve a system of equations when presented with a problem: two bowls are suspended from the ceiling by springs and one bowl is lower than the other. Placing only marbles in one bowl and bingo chips in the other, students must work out how many items should be placed in each bowl so that the heights of the bowls are the same. There are also links to online activity sheets.
Thinkfinity Partner: Illuminations
Grade Span: 9,10,11,12



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Subject: Mathematics
Title: Supply and Demand     
Description: This Illuminations lesson focuses on having students create and solve a system of linear equations in a real-world setting. By solving the system, students find the equilibrium point for supply and demand. Students should be familiar with finding linear equations from two points or slope and y-intercept.
Thinkfinity Partner: Illuminations
Grade Span: 9,10,11,12



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Subject: Mathematics
Title: Pick's Theorem as a System of Equations     
Description: In this lesson, one of a multi-part unit from Illuminations, students gather three examples from a geoboard or other representation to generate a system of equations. The solution provides the coefficients for Pick s Theorem.
Thinkfinity Partner: Illuminations
Grade Span: 9,10,11,12



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Subject: Mathematics
Title: There Has to Be a System for This Sweet Problem     
Description: In this Illuminations lesson, students use problem-solving skills to find the solution to a multi-variable problem that is solved by manipulating linear equations. The problem has one solution, but there are multiple variations in how to reach that solution.
Thinkfinity Partner: Illuminations
Grade Span: 9,10,11,12



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Subject: Mathematics
Title: Investigating Pick's Theorem     
Description: In this unit of three lessons, from Illuminations, students rediscover Pick's Theorem, which they were likely introduced to in middle school, and use algebra to determine the coefficients of the equation. They explore the concept of change as a mechanism for finding the coefficients of Pick's Theorem.
Thinkfinity Partner: Illuminations
Grade Span: 9,10,11,12



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