# ALEX Learning Activity

## Graphville Shopping Excursion

A Learning Activity is a strategy a teacher chooses to actively engage students in learning a concept or skill using a digital tool/resource.

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This learning activity provided by:
 Author: DeLaura Downs System: Jefferson County School: Jefferson County Board Of Education
General Activity Information
 Activity ID: 2311 Title: Graphville Shopping Excursion Digital Tool/Resource: Graphville Shopping Excursion Rubric, Activity, and Questions Web Address – URL: https://docs.google.com/document/d/10Z9frtv8ECDVjdIqAsyMVOrSK0BOfxHYmsLiVMHnlqA/edit?usp=sharing Overview: Students will create a map of a shopping excursion by solving systems of linear equations through graphing, substitution, or elimination. Students will then be able to determine the distance traveled through the mall using Pythagorean Theorem. Students will utilize previous grade level standards as a spiral review such as plotting coordinate pairs and using those pairs to find the distance between two points.This activity is a result of the ALEX Resource Development Summit.
Associated Standards and Objectives
Content Standard(s):
Learning Objectives:

I can solve systems of linear equations by graphing, elimination, or substitution.

I can plot points on the coordinate plane.

I can graph a linear equation in y=mx+b form.

I can apply the Pythagorean Theorem to find the distance between two points.

Strategies, Preparations and Variations
 Phase: During/Explore/Explain Activity: Students will be given a copy of the story and will create a map using the information from the story. The students will solve systems of linear equations by graphing, elimination, or substitution to create the map. This is a great project that can be used in class over the course of several days in order to allow students the opportunity to grapple with real-world mathematics. The directions for completing the activity are detailed in the Google Doc. Teachers can provide a copy of the activity to each student via Google Classroom or by providing a hard copy to each student. Students will be allowed to work in small groups, but will each create their own maps. Assessment Strategies: Attached rubric is part of learning activity and activity can be used as a summative assessment or a learning activity.This can be done in the classroom or can be assigned as an independent project to be done at home. Advanced Preparation: Each student will need their own copy of Graphville Shopping Excursion.Graph paper will be needed for a rough draft and final copies of the product.Colored pencils, markers, etc. are optional and up to student/teacher discretion. Variation Tips (optional): The story could be altered to give students ordered pairs to graph rather than solving the systems of equations.The story could be altered so all equations are given in slope-intercept form rather than the standard form. Notes or Recommendations (optional): This could very easily be used as a summative assessment rather than a learning activity. I allow students to work together on this activity, either in pairs or small groups.
Keywords and Search Tags
 Keywords and Search Tags: coordinate pairs, graphing, graphing systems of equations, linear systems, simultaneous pairs of equations, system of equations