Mathalicious: Seeking Shelter

How is the homeless population changing around the country?

At any given moment, there are roughly 500,000 experiencing homelessness in America. While New York City and Los Angeles have the largest homeless populations in the country, the cities address the problem in very different ways.

In this lesson, students write linear equations to model the homeless populations in New York City and Los Angeles and discuss what they can do to aid people experiencing homelessness in their communities.


Math Topics
Algebra & Pre-Algebra, Equations
Social Studies Topics
Government and Political Science
Middle School
8th Grade

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