Math 10: April 23 ~ Solving System Word Problems

Do you find these type of questions difficult? Lets try some tactics to make it easier to grasp. First you should find a highlight or two or different colours.

  1. Read the question once over to gain an overall perspective.
  2. Reread the questions carefully using one highlighter to highlight info that is used to create the first equation.
  3. continue reading using the other colour to highlight info for the 2nd equation.
  4. Write your equations out being careful to read the cues in the sentence: ie “4 less means” subtract 4.  “6 times the other number” means muliply that number by 6.
  5. Solve using substitution or elimination.

Quiz tomorrow

About Mrs. Dildy

I am a math and science teacher in the Saanich school district.
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