Grade Level(s): 6
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The story context is intended to make the problem more interesting to students, but it can also serve several mathematical purposes. A student who doesn't know where to start on a problem like this can guess or estimate using the story as a guide, and students who have found an answer can check it to see if it makes sense in the story. For example, Anya's speed in the second ride should be greater than in the first. Also, in comparing the two bike rides in July and in September, students can recognize that Taylor's speed doesn't change but Anya's does, and this changes the meeting time.
Source and Access Information
Name of Author/Source: Brian Carmichael
District/Organization of Contributor(s): FSU Lab School
Is this Resource freely Available? Yes
Access Privileges: Public
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