# Feeding a Family of Four

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# How much does it cost to feed a family of four?

## Problem Posing

Sample Prompt:  How much does it cost to feed a family of four?

• What do you wonder about?
• From the list of wonders, how can we use math to make a decision? How can math serve our needs?
• What do you notice? What do you wonder?
• What other information do you need?  Are there important quantities?

## Making Assumptions and Considering the Variables

Sample Prompt:  What is the average cost of food for a family of four?

Gathering Information

• If I knew______, then I could figure out_______
• Let’s assume__________.
• What assumptions can we make around the problem to simplify the problem posed?

## Solving- Doing the Mathematics/Building a model

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• What math do you know that can help you solve the problem?
• What are some common misconceptions that could arise at this stage, and how can they be addressed?

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• How might we use our solution to other similar problems?
• Can this solution help us with other problems?

## Analyzing and revising the model

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• How might we become even more precise with our model?
• How might our model change if we changed some of our previous assumptions?

## Reporting out- Sharing & Connecting Real world Math to school math

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• How does all the math we used in this problem relate to what we covering as math topics this year?
• Can you identify all the math and strategies we used to tackle this problem?