Winter Wonderland Party

By: Isaac Fiedler

DJ / Music- Proposed Plan

Music: Classic Spin is clearly the better deal. It is cheaper and you are able to go however many hours that you want. In contrast, Spin City has a min. of 2 hours. Classic Spin is $45 cheaper than Spin City when there is a 3 three hour party. Even though it isn’t much, it’s still something. Classic Spin, in my opinion, has more of a variety of occasions to choose from. Including a “school event. That’s exactly what we need!

Food- Proposed Plan

Food: I plan to use Pizza Palace for our party. It is the cheapest place to buy from when if there are 75+ people coming to the party. And we are going to have somewhere around 300 people. When you use Pizza Palace and have 300 people, it is almost $300 cheaper than the other food places. In my opinion, 7th graders like pizza better than anything especially sandwiches! And the teachers will sure love a cheaper price and yet still get good quality food.

Grab Some Grub

Critical Thinking Questions- Grab some Grub

1.Describe the steps you used to solve each row of the table

First I determined how many people I was going to incorporate into the left side (IV) of the graph. Then I looked at the flyers’ info. I put an equation together that I could determine how much it was for the large amounts of people. Then I used the equation to answer how much it would cost per however many people,

2. Will there ever be a number of students where both companies will cost the same? Describe the steps you would use and then solve for the number of students for which both companies will cost the same amount. No, not with these places. Burger Bonanza is always the most expensive, Stacked! Is always second most expensive, and Pizza Palace is always going to be cheaper than the other restaurants

3.How do the steps you followed in Question 2 compare to the Order of Operations?

When I looked to see if they would ever be equal, I used the equation, where the same rule from the Order of Operations apply.

4.If you only have a budget of $1000 for food, how many people, maximum, would you be able to have at the 7th Grade Blowout? Can you have a decimal or fraction as part of your answer? Why or why not? If you use the cheapest place (Pizza Palace) you could have 118 people max. and you would still have $6 to spare. It wouldn’t be right to use a decimal or a fraction for the answer because people wouldn’t bring only part of a person. The answer should consist of a whole person resulting in a whole number.
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Critical Thinking Questions- Turn Up The Bass

1. Describe the steps you used to solve each row of the table.

First I determined how many hours I was going to use for each column on the IV side of the graph. Then I looked at the flyers for the given information. After that I used that information to create an equation that I can use to find the total costs. The last thing I did was calculate the total cost for the number of hours.

2. Will there ever be a number of hours where both companies will cost the same? Describe the steps you would use and then solve for the number of hours for which both companies will cost the same amount. Yes there will. When Classic Spin is at 5 hours it costs 500 dollars and when Spin City is at 4 hours the cost is 500 dollars. All I really had to do was fill out the graph. Once I did that, those numbers just popped up. So I just used the equation and incorporated different numbers for the “H” or Hours

3.How do the steps you followed in Question 2 compare to the Order of Operations?

The rules are the same because I just used the equation that I created. The Order of Operation’s apply for that equation.

4.If you only have a budget of $1000 for a DJ or Music Company, how many hours, maximum, would you be able to afford? Can you have a decimal or fraction as part of your answer? Why or why not? If you use my plan and Classic Spin, the max. Amount of hours are 10.8 and it would equal $993. In this case you could use a decimal of fraction because we are working with hours. They are able to be broken into smaller parts.