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Cell Phone Algebra

Project Overview

Using tables of fees from several cell phone providers, students in Beginning Algebra classes will create an algebraic expression that reflects the billing of services.

Students will collect and analyze data from cell phone provider websites and translate numbers to a verbal description and algebraic relationship. Using their analysis, students will determine which billing structure is best for a certain set of comparable services.

This can be implemented as an individual out-of-class assignment or in-class for groups of two or three students. This can also be used in a Business class, Consumer class and many others.