Students are introduced to Sue Torres, an accomplished chef and restaurant owner and learn how she uses math in her work. Sue presents teams with a mathematical restaurant challenge: find the best price point to charge for guacamole, a popular item in the restaurant by identifying what she should pay for avocados, the main ingredient. In this lesson, students focus on understanding the Big Ideas of Algebra: patterns, relationships, equivalence, and linearity; learn to use a variety of representations, including modeling with variables; build connections between numeric and algebraic expressions; and use what they have learned about number and operations, measurement, statistics, as applications of algebra. Please click the Display SPL link below to view. This resource is part of the Math at the Core: Middle School Collection.
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