Foreign Subway Order

Subway orders are the same in every language, right? An inquiry-based lesson presents a Subway ordering board from an Asian country. Given an order, learners must determine the cost by comparing symbols of the order to the symbols on the board.

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Instructional Ideas
  • Have pupils pair up and create an order for their partners; both find the cost and compare answers
  • Incorporate as a performance task during a unit on expressions
Classroom Considerations
  • Expects previous experience writing and evaluating expressions
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Pros
  • Leaves the question open-ended to encourage multiple solution methods
  • Reinforces the idea of a variable as a symbol representing a number
Cons
  • None
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