The first task presents a word problem with two data points, one where the tank has a full 10 gallons and one where it has 8 gallons a month later.
Some students will see the rate of -2 gallons per month and be able to translate that to the term -2x. Other students may struggle with how to get started. We encourage you to suggest they use the scratch pad to create a table of values for months and gallons. Then students can extrapolate what would happen after 2 months, 3 months, ect. If you think most students will need this support, you can go to scratchpad settings and add the table into the scratchpad so it will show up in every students’ scratch pad.
Students can also use the scratch pad to write out how they compute the x and y intercepts analytically. This can be a great reminder for students about showing their work.
If students need more support, you can save the expression, written out with a header for y-intercept and x-intercept, directly on to their scratchpad. This can be a helpful reminder for your students and will help them keep their work organized.
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