Finding ways to use algebra in everyday situations is sometimes really helpful as well.
For example, word problems often make people cringe, until they dig deeper and think them through.
Many of those are designed to mimic or even copy real life scenarios, this could help provide motivation...

You can also set this up as a ratio ( my favorite for this type of problem)
15/60 = x/100
cross multiply: 60x = 1500
now, divide both sides by 60 to isolate the variable x
= 60x/60 = 1500/60
x = 25
your answer is 25%

I would heartily recommend "The Hunger Games". As a fictional literary work it has the human element and life lessons throughout. Most very well regarded literary works all have this "Learned lesson" element that can be somewhat differently adaptive, or personal to each reader...

Lil,
This looks like an algebra equation begging to be solved.
Look for what is known. That is the 2,0,1,3, and 88.
If you simply substitute x behind each number and turn it into a linear equation you get
2x+0x=1x(or just x) + 3x = 88
we know zero times...

This is an interesting question which has many possible answers. One thing that students need to avoid is procrastinating when it comes to this issue. With that in mind, here is my two-cents worth.
Obviously it is for a certain class or subject. How much latitude or room are you afforded?
In...

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