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At Worthington Hooker School, pre-algebra students work on the Who Finishes When? problem. They use visual representations to interpret the information in the problem. This sample material has the problem statement.
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Watch as a teacher challenges her students with the real-world problem of a race in Who Finishes When? Visual representations help students think about how the problem can be solved. Solution strategies employ tables, graphs, and linear equations.
FEATURING: Beth Klingher, Worthington Hooker School (CT)