Explore (System of Equations)
Sally the Spider and Arnie the Ant had a race depicted in the graph below.
What do you notice? What do you wonder?
Download worksheet: SallyArnieWorksheet
Write everything you notice about the situation and graph, as well as any mathematical questions you have or could ask about this situation.
Now that you have had time to explore the above scenario, answer the following questions:
- Suppose Sally won. What does this tell you? What more do you need to know?
- Suppose the race ended at 5 minutes. What does this tell you? 10 minutes?
- If the race ended at 8 feet, what does that tell you? 10 feet?