solving world problems

equity & social justice in mathematics education



Students explore the features of polynomials and consider how those features might help sketch the graph of functions.

Systems of Linear Equations

Students use systems of linear equations to decide which option for bus fare is the best deal.

Solving Inequalities

Students explore which operations “flip” the inequality sign by performing various operations to an inequality statement and investigating which operations maintain a true statement.

Linear Equations and Graphs

Students work as a group to figure out the hourly wage necessary for a family in Chicago to afford housing using linear equations and graphs, including points of intersection. Links to resources are provided to adapt the task for other cities.

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