# Tag Archives for systems of equations

## Thank your mother and father for all of those diapers.

Which is a better deal, cloth or disposable diapers?  How much did you cost your parents in diapers?  In the future how much could your kid’s diapers cost? It’s time to celebrate Mother’s Day and then Father’s Day.  Help students … Continue reading

05. May 2013 by Oldmanmarks and Leslie
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## Souvenirs and Concessions

Brian has introduced systems of equations with easy, motivating problems that deal with the cost of stadium purchases for food or souvenirs. These systems of equations puzzles are so intuitive that very little support will be needed from the teacher. … Continue reading

13. June 2012 by Oldmanmarks and Leslie
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## Diapers – thank your parents

Time to celebrate Mother’s Day?  Father’s Day?  Time to help students realize all that mom and dad went through in buying and changing diapers.  Students will compare the cost of buying disposable versus cloth diapers. They estimate how much they … Continue reading

08. May 2012 by oldmanmarks
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## DVR Dilemma

How many hours of HD video can my DVR strore? How about SD video? I love my DVR.  I can record my shows and movies and watch them whenever I want.  I know that when I record HD programs my … Continue reading

17. March 2012 by oldmanmarks
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## Fantasy Football

As the football season starts again, Brian introduces students to Fantasy Football. Students first calculate football points given touchdowns, yardage gains and fantasy pass interceptions. They are then challenged to create and use equations to explain their method of calculation. Finally students … Continue reading

02. November 2011 by oldmanmarks
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## Diapers for Mother’s or Father’s Day

Should you buy disposable or cloth diapers?  Someday, if you have kids, how much might diapers cost you? Time to help students realize all that mom and dad went through in buying and changing diapers.  Students will compare the cost … Continue reading

06. June 2011 by oldmanmarks
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