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Lesson: Solving Systems of Equations Pirate Treasure Solving Systems of Equations Pirate Treasure

Author: Kristan Morales

To be able to write and solve a system of inequalities and equations and interpret the answer graphically Kristan Morales 9-12

Teacher: Grade Level: Subject: Algebra OBJECTIVE (S) INTELLIGENCES Write a system of 2 linear equations and 3 linear inequalities, Graph out and show that a particular point satisfies all named equations and inequalities
1 Verbal Interpersonal Intrapersonal Visual Mathematical

Time Frame: TECHNOLOGIES
Graphing calculator

2-3 class periods STANDARDS
Algebra 1 standard 9.0: Solve a system of two linear equations in two variables and interpret the solution graphically. Solve a system of linear inequalities in two variables and sketch the solution set. Algebra 1 standard 6.0: Graph a linear equation and compute the x and y intercepts. They are also able to sketch the region defined by linear inequalities National Educational Technology Standards and Performance Indicators for Students (NETS.S) standard 1: Creativity and Innovation: Students demonstrate creative

http://questgarden.com/q/piratetreasure www.piratenames.net youtube “Pirates of the Caribbean” video clips

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Lesson: Solving Systems of Equations Pirate Treasure

Author: Kristan Morales
thinking, construct knowledge and develop innovative products and processes using technology. Students: a) Apply existing knowledge to generate new ideas, products or processes b) Create original works as a means of personal or group expression c) Use models and simulations to explore complex systems and issues d) Identify trends and forecast possibilities

OBJECTIVE (S) • Students create their own pirate treasure map and placement of X on map using linear equations and inequalities Materials

INTELLIGENCES Verbal Bodily Kinesthetic Interpersonal Naturalist Visual Mathematical Musical

TECHNOLOGIES Introduce with movie clip from Pirates of the Caribbean to spark excitement www.piratenames.net

STANDARDS
See standards above

INTELLIGENCES

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Graph paper Ruler Pencil Graphing calculator Candy or prize www.piratenames.net

Lesson: Solving Systems of Equations Pirate Treasure

Author: Kristan Morales

Procedure
1. Introduce the project using video clips from “Pirates of the Carribean” and pirate map images from the internet. 2. Divide the class into groups and pair groups against each other. 3. Give each student their candy or prize to hypothetically hide on their graph and act as their “pirate treasure” 4. Each group will “hide” their candy somewhere on the coordinate plane and create a pirate treasure map with “clues” to find the buried treasure. a) Determine the grid point where you want to hide your candy. b) Write a system of three linear inequalities on a clean sheet such that the solution to the system creates a small area surrounding the hidden candy. These will be the first set of clues you give the other group. Write these 3 inequalities on a clean sheet of paper to give to the other group. Using your knowledge of geography and nature create your own fictional geographical names for each region based such as “the Red Sea” or “Barbados Coastline”. c) Write a system of two linear equations on the other clean sheet of paper where the solution is the exact location of the candy. The intersection of these two lines will act as the “X” that marks the spot on your pirate treasure map. This will be the second set of clues you give the other group. Again create fun fictional names for your equation clues such as “Deadman’s Mountain Range” or “Davey’s Jones’ Secret Passage”. d) Create final treasure map showing how all your 3 inequalities and 2 equations come together to locate your buried treasure on a coordinate grid. e) Nominate a person from your group to write a short fictional story and song for your pirate group. This person will be your pirate captain and introduce your pirate treasure hunt to the class. interpersonal intrapersonal visual spatial naturalistic logical mathematical naturalistic musical

EDUC 522

Lesson: Solving Systems of Equations Pirate Treasure

Author: Kristan Morales

5. Groups will present their pirate group to the class and then exchange their systems of
three inequalities with another group. 6. When groups receive their systems of three inequalities give them sufficient time to graph the system on their own sheet of graph paper. 7. One the time limit has expired or groups have successfully graphed the system, groups will receive the system of equations from the same group they received the system of inequalities. 8. Groups then will try to determine the exact coordinates (x,y) of the hidden candy by graphing the system of equations onto their graph paper. 9. If group 2 finds group 1’s candy coordinate then group 2 gets group 1’s candy. 10. If group 2 does NOT find groups 1’s candy coordinate then group 2 does NOT get group 1’s candy (group 1 gets to keep their candy treasure)

Product/Assessment
1. System of 3 linear inequalities and 2 linear equations correctly graphed a single coordinate axes with solution sets clearly labeled and location of pirate “X” intersection identified with (x,y) solution.

EDUC 522

Lesson: Solving Systems of Equations Pirate Treasure

Author: Kristan Morales