**WHAT DOES A SINKING SHIP HAVE TO DO WITH MATH?**

__Lesson Plan__

**Grades 6, 7 | Common Core Mathematical Content Standards:**

**6.EE.2** Write, read, and evaluate expressions in which letters stand for numbers.

**6.EE.6** Use variables to represent numbers and write expressions when solving a real-world or mathematical problem, understand that a variable can represent an unknown number, or depending on the purpose at hand, any number in a specified set.

**7.EE.4** Use variables to represent quantities in a real-world or mathematical problem, and construct simple equations and inequalities to solve problems by reasoning about the quantities.

Using algebraic methods to solve video question number 4 and use of extension activities would allow the following high school standards to be included:

**A.SSE** Seeing Structure in Expressions | **A.CED** Creating Equations | Math Modeling