This activity engages students in a lesson about algebraic relationships concerning groupings of hamburgers and French fries, coupled with full-page activity sheets.

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Edited by S. Asli Ögö-Koca,, Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan; Marilyn Howard,, University of Tulsa, Oklahoma; and Christine Kincaid Dewey,, Macomb Mathematics Science Technology Center, Warren, Michigan. Readers are encouraged to submit classroom-tested activities through

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Frieda Parker,, is a mathematics education researcher at the Univer-sity of Northern Colorado. Her research interests include teacher leadership, teacher professional development, and teachers’ mathematical knowledge for teaching.

Vida Treviño,, teaches eighth-grade math/algebra and is a part-time instructional coach at John Evans Middle School in Greeley, Colorado. She is interested in the development of conceptual understanding and algebraic reasoning and enjoys facilitating professional development

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