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Understanding Solutions of Systems Using Tables and Graphs

Published on 02/15/2011

Activity Overview

Students represent and analyze mathematical situations and structures using algebraic symbols.

Key Steps

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    Students will understand how the solution of a system of two equations is represented graphically and in a table of values. They will first use the trace feature to estimate the intersection of the two equations.

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    Then students will set up the table and use it to find the x-value that produces the same y-value for both Y1 and Y2.

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    The intersect command will enable students to verify the coordinates of the solution they found using the table of values.