Task# Morning Walk

Illustrative MathematicsVaries

This task presents a straight forward question that can be solved using an equation in one variable. The numbers are complicated enough so that it is natural to set up an equation rather than solve the problem in one's head. An instructor could use 6.EE Busy Day to introduce the idea of using variables to represent unknown quantities and follow up with 6.EE Morning Walk where the algebraic approach is both grade-appropriate and clearly more efficient to help students see the value of a symbolic approach.