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The Make It Real Learning Linear Functions 3 workbook focuses on realworld situations that may be effectively analyzed using arithmetic concepts such as rate of change, linear function, inequality, system of inequalities, and linear programming. This book suits best high school algebra.
From using linear inequalities in shopping clothes to analyzing the breakeven point of a vacuum cleaner salesman, learners get to use basic algebra skills in meaningful ways. Each activity integrates real world information, companies, and issues (e.g. Justice clothing, Apple iTunes, thinking like a business owner), not just "realistic" data.
The workbook includes 10 activities focused on helping learners master the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics (www.corestandards.org). Each workbook activity focuses on making sense of mathematics in a realworld context. Mastering mathematics means more than memorizing procedures. Learners need to discover how to think critically and use mathematics as a tool to better understand the world.
There are multiple ways to use the activities of the book in a teaching environment. The activities are an excellent tool for stimulating mathematical discussions in a small group setting. Due to the challenging nature of each activity, group members are motivated to brainstorm problem solving strategies together. The interesting real world contexts motivate them to want to solve the problems. The activities may also be used for individual projects and classwide discussions.
As a readyresource for teachers, the workbook also includes completely workedout solutions for each activity. To make it easier for teachers to assess student work, the solutions are included on a duplicate copy of each activity.
The PDF for this book is enabled for annotation. This means that if you prefer, your student can fill it in on the computer, using the typewriter and drawing tools in Acrobat Reader version 9 or greater.
Activity Title  Mathematical Objectives 

College Tuition: Working with Rates of Change 
Calculate average rate of change Using average rate of change to estimate 
Daily Newspapers: Working with Linear Function Models 
Interpreting a scatterplot Writing a function and using it Calculate average rate of change Using average rate of change to estimate 
Music and Games: Working with Linear Inequalities 
Writing simple linear inequalities in one or two variables Graphing a linear inequality in two variables 
Music and Games #2: Working with Linear Inequalities 
Writing a system of linear inequalitites Solving a system of linear inequalitites graphically 
Selling Frozen Treats: Using the Simplex Method  Using linear programming & simplex method 
Selling Frozen Treats #2: Using the Simplex Method  Using linear programming & simplex method 
Shopping on a Budget: Working with Linear Inequalities 
Writing & solving simple linear inequalities Graphing & solving a linear inequality in two variables 
Shopping on a Budget #2: Working with Linear Inequalities 
Writing a system of linear inequalitites Solving a system of linear inequalitites graphically 
Thinking Like a Business Owner: Using Linear Programming  Write a linear programming problem and solve it graphically 
Vacuum Cleaner Sales: Working with the BreakEven Point 
Write a linear function Interpret the meaning of its slope, vertical intercept, and horizontal intercept 
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