Lesson: Road Sign Problem  

See the bus
problem followup to the road sign problem. Contrived problems fill textbooks. This approach helps student deal with them in a useful way. (Make sure you see the bus problem teacher page.) Some thoughts about the wordproblem problem by thoughtful bloggers: Ben Orlin https://mathwithbaddrawings.com/2015/01/28/thewordproblemproblem/ Dan Meyer https://blog.mrmeyer.com/2010/oneofmanyreasonswhystudentshatealgebra/ 