Provides classroom activities for middle school math teachers to help students build foundations for algebraic thinking. Uses real world examples, such as food, menus, and money to make connections to algebra. Shows a seventh grade math teacher using a fast food menu to give his students practice in problem solving, computation, solving equations, evaluating expressions, and using mathematical terms.
I loved this video, and liked how the teacher had on a cook's apron as a prop. It took menu math to a new level by substituting variables for the names of the foods. It included clearing up misconceptions.