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How should Arlington National Cemetery plan for its future?

Established in 1864, Arlington National Cemetery is the final resting place for thousands of American soldiers. Unfortunately, the Cemetery is running out of room, and there’s no simple solution for what it should do.

In this lesson, students write and solve linear equations to estimate when Arlington National Cemetery will reach capacity, evaluate various proposals to prolong its lifespan, and debate the best way for Arlington to honor soldiers and their families.


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Algebra & Pre-Algebra, Equations
Middle School

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