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summer project prime 2014algebra 1 focus, real world application, Dan Meyer 3 Act ModelStudents have to find the area of a kitchen floor and decide which tile to use based on tile size and price of the tile.Objective: Students will use problem solving skills to find area and compare price options to tile a floor.Standards: N-Q.1: Use units as a way to understand problems and to guide the solution of multi-step problems; choose and interpret units consistently in formulas. N-Q.2: Define appropriate quantities for the purpose of descriptive modeling. N-Q.3: Choose a level of accuracy appropriate to limitations on measurement when reporting quantities.A link to a video just to grab interest is belowtiling video utube linkStevenson Group:Julie BjorklundClaudia HeinrichEdwin ZacharskiSee More

I just used the Two Brothers Race Applet with my Algebra 1B class.It is a great resource because it really helps the students understand slope as a rate of change.I linked to it through internet explorer because there is an option in the lower right hand corner of the screen to zoom in and make it bigger to project on the screen.For a class that is a challenge to get engaged on a good day, it was a worthwhile lesson on the day before a holiday.It is found under the Resources tab.Here is the link:Two Brothers RaceSee More

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