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Travel Options  Florida: Working with Linear Systems
The Make It Real Learning Linear Functions II workbook focuses on realworld situations that may be effectively modeled by systems of linear equations and linear inequalities.. This book is suitable for both algebra 1 and algebra 2 students.
From figuring out how to most efficiently use limited resources to determining whether or not renting a car is less expensive than driving a personal vehicle, learners will discover how to solve systems of linear equations and inequalities. Each activity integrates real world information, companies, and issues (e.g. Hertz, Aeropostale, Costco, travel options, investing, counting carbohydrates), not just "realistic" data.
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 mathematical objectives of these activities fall within algebra 1 and algebra 2 courses, and fit within the standards of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics.
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 

Counting Carbohydrates: Working with Linear Systems 
Create a linear system of equations for a realworld context Graph linear functions Find the point of intersection of two lines Solve a system of linear equations 
Investing in Entertainment: Using Linear Programming 
Create a system of linear inequalities from a verbal description Graph the solution region of a system of linear inequalities Solve a linear programming problem 
Investing in Fast Food: Using Linear Programming 
Create a system of linear inequalities from a verbal description Graph the solution region of a system of linear inequalities Solve a linear programming problem 
Owning Part of a Clothing Company: Using Linear Programming 
Create a system of linear inequalities from a verbal description Graph the solution region of a system of linear inequalities Solve a linear programming problem 
Selling Nuts: Using Linear Inequalities 
Create and graph linear inequalities Find the point of intersection of two lines 
Travel Options  California: Working with Linear Systems 
Create and graph a linear function model Estimate a point of intersection from a graph of two lines Solve a system of linear equations algebraically 
Travel Options  Florida: Working with Linear Systems 
Create and graph a linear function model Estimate a point of intersection from a graph of two lines Solve a system of linear equations algebraically 
Travel Options  Utah: Working with Linear Systems 
Create and graph a linear function model Estimate a point of intersection from a graph of two lines Solve a system of linear equations algebraically 
Using Resources Wisely: Investigating Linear Programming 
Create a linear programming problem from a verbal description Graph the feasible region of a linear programming problem Find the corner points of a solution region Solve a linear programming problem 
Using Resources Wisely 2: Investigating Linear Programming 
Create a linear programming problem from a verbal description Graph the feasible region of a linear programming problem Find the corner points of a solution region Solve a linear programming problem 
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