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Other

Description:

This activity is designed to encourage critical thinking on problems involving rates, specifically problems involving "working together".

Subjects:

  • Mathematics > General
  • Mathematics > Algebra
  • Mathematics > Arithmetic
  • Mathematics > Equations
  • Mathematics > Estimation
  • Mathematics > Geometry
  • Mathematics > Graphing
  • Mathematics > Measurement
  • Mathematics > Number Sense & Operations
  • Mathematics > Problem Solving

Education Levels:

  • Professional Education & Development
  • Higher Education
  • Graduate
  • Undergraduate-Upper Division
  • Undergraduate-Lower Division

Keywords:

Working together rates

Language:

English

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Theresa Gallo

Work word problems tend to be rather difficult for dev math students and a domain where they typically memorize some "trick" (instead of an understanding of the problem situation) to setting up an equation that quickly fails with any variation in the problem context. This activity encourages students to think more deeply about combining rates and provides the teacher a nice flow for developing the desired equations in a meaningful way.

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