Talk and text plans
This packet contains a curriculum-embedded Common Core Learning Standards-aligned task and instructional supports. The task is embedded in a three week unit on systems of linear equations. This unit builds on previous 6th and 7th grade units on Expressions and Equations: translating verbal expressions and equations to algebraic representations and solving equations containing one variable. The unit provides students with the opportunity to deepen their understanding of the representation and connections of real world situations in various forms: equations, tables, and graphs. Furthermore, this unit allows students to determine if and when two or more equations in context have a solution algebraically and graphically. This task assesses students on their understanding of simultaneous pairs of linear equations in a real world context, their ability to set up and solve the system algebraically and graphically, and their ability to estimate solutions using a graph.