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Publication Date

7-2012

Abstract

Algebra II Pre-AP/GT students will demonstrate proficiency of the four ways to solve systems of equations. Throughout the unit, students will complete practice problems on systems of equations and inequalities using algebraic techniques. As the culminating piece, students will create an original system of equations word problem and then write a persuasive essay on which method would be best to solve the system. Using the STAAR writing standards to write the persuasive essay, students will support their thesis by solving the system with each of the four methods. Students will also provide a counter-example as part of the STAAR standards. Finally, students will justify the correctness of the solution and evaluate the efficiency of the method.

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