Rating Rate Plans

Sixth Grade Poster Problem
Expressions and Equations

Students learn how to describe cell phone rate plans using symbolic expressions. Also, students interpret expressions explaining the rate plans of three fictional cell phone companies and make recommendations about which is the best for certain users.

There is also a bit misleading advertising thrown into this problem for fun!

Learning Objectives:

  • Interpret and translate real-world situations into numerical expressions using variables.
  • Write and evaluate numerical expressions involving whole-number exponents, variables, and specific values.
  • Evaluate expressions with various values of their variables utilizing the Order of Operations.

Common Core State Standards for Mathematics:

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