This task asks students to reason about the relative costs per pound of two fruits without actually knowing what the costs are. Students who find this difficult may add a scale to the graph and reason about the meanings of the ordered pairs. Comparing the two approaches in a class discussion can be a profitable way to help students make sense of slope.

### General Information

**Subject(s):**Mathematics

**Grade Level(s):**8

**Instructional Time:**10 Minute(s)

**Freely Available:**Yes

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**Instructional Component Type(s):**

**Problem-Solving Task**

**Resource Collection:**Illustrative Mathematics