This lesson, which picks up where part 1 left off, uses Game 2 of the Western Conference Semifinals to teach students some handy tricks for dealing with equations containing multiple variables.
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***NOTE*** Like part 1, this lesson will make use of the Oklahoma City Thunder Game 2 box score. For teachers who may be unfamiliar with basketball scoring, the box score lists players and their respective stats from the game. The first five players listed on the team are separated from the others because they were the "starting five." Students should be able to view an enlarged box score at the front of the room or use individual copies of the box score, which can be distributed to each student. For larger versions of the box scores, right click on the embedded images in the Media section and select "View Image" or "Open Image in New Tab" (depending on your browser). For simplicity's sake, solutions to the the hypothetical scenario questions are left out of the "Lesson Main" and provided in the "Solutions" section below.