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56 resources with the concept creating equations

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Eighteen Flavors

For Teachers 7th - 8th Standards
Your learners will be tantalized by this inquiry-based, collaborative activity as they discover how to write an equation that represents the height of an ice cream cone. Given the scenario based on the poem, "Eighteen Flavors," and...
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Systems of Linear Equations

For Teachers 8th - 11th Standards
Middle and high schoolers solve systems of equations relating to money and explore substitution and elimination strategies. For this activity, pupils review The Chicken and Pigs problem and compare their solutions with the graphing...
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Solving the Unknown with Algebra: Lesson 3: Functions and Formulas/Square Roots

For Teachers 6th - 9th Standards
This lesson has a number of fun worksheets for a pre-algebra or beginning algebra class. The main emphasis of this lesson is functions, formulas, and looking at square roots. It is the third lesson in a series on solving for unknowns,...
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Movie Projector Cost

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
New ReviewSmall groups analyze the attendance at a movie theater and determine the amount of money made for per show. Team members calculate the number of shows it would take for a theater to make a profit after purchasing a new digital projector....
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By the Numbers: Mathematical Connections in Newspapers for Middle-Grade Students

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
A cross-curricular resource teaches and reinforces mathematical concepts with several activities that use parts of a newspaper. Scholars use scavenger hunts to find the different ways math is used in the paper along with using data...
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Painted Stage

For Students 11th - 12th Standards
Find the area as it slides. Pupils derive an equation to find the painted area of a section of a trapezoidal-shaped stage The section depends upon the sliding distance the edge of the painted section is from a vertex of the trapezoid....
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Smarter Balanced Sample Items: High School Math – Target G

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
G is for generating equations. Scholars answer eight questions covering the SBAC Claim 1 Target G high school item specifications. They write one-variable and multi-variable equations and inequalities to model relationships between...
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Solve a Coin Problem Using an Equation in One Variable

For Students 8th - 11th Standards
How much is that jingling worth? Given information on the relative number of nickels and quarters, along with their total value, scholars learn to set up and solve a linear equation to find the actual number of each type of coin. A short...
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Bean Counting

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Don't spill the beans ... before the end of the lesson! Learners must predict how long it takes two people working together to fill a glass with beans. A video presents the rate it takes each person independently, and another video...
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Setting the Table

For Teachers 9th - 11th Standards
How many people can fit around a table? Depends on the size of the table, right? Explore patterns to generate an equation for the number of people that can fit around a table given its size.
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Writing an Exponential Function from its Graph

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Grow an equation for the exponential graph. Given a graph of an exponential function, class members write the equation of the function provided. The graph labels two points on the graph: the y-intercept and the point where x is one.
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Writing an Exponential Function from a Table

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Two points may be on the graph of an exponential function, not just on a line. Given a function table with two points, pupils determine the exponential function that contains the points. The assessment requests that learners show all...
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Writing an Exponential Function from a Description

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Calculate the increasing value of an antique. Given the initial value and the rate of growth of an antique desk, pupils write the exponential function to model the value of the desk. The resource provides information that the function is...
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Writing Absolute Value Equations

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
It is absolutely the best equation for the situation. Learners write and solve a basic absolute value equation in the first question of the assessment. Given a more complex situation dealing with differences of temperatures, scholars...
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Constraints on Equations

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Constraints on real life are everywhere—grades due no later than Friday, at least an 85% passing rate ... and on and on. But, how do we examine constraints using actual math (rather than stress level)? Based on souvenir football sales...
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Equations and Inequalities

For Teachers 9th - 10th Standards
Help learners get their facts in line to build and solve complicated linear equations and inequalities. Pupils build upon their knowledge of solving basic equations and inequalities to solve more complex ones. Individuals work with...
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A Synthesis of Representations of Equivalent Ratio Collections

For Teachers 6th Standards
Make all the ratio representations fit together. The 15th segment in a series of 29 presents ratio problems to solve. Scholars use a variety of representations to respond to the questions. The problem set has pupils show how the...
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From Ratio Tables to Equations Using the Value of a Ratio

For Teachers 6th Standards
Use the value of a ratio to set up equations. The teacher leads a discussion on determining equations from ratio tables in the 13th portion of a 29-part series. Pupils determine which of two equations to use to find the solution. They...
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The Wheel Shop

For Students K - 12th Standards
Teach solving for unknowns through a problem-solving approach. The grouping of five lessons progresses from finding an unknown through simple reasoning to solving simultaneous equations involving three and four variables. Each lesson...
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On Balance

For Students K - 12th Standards
Investigate the world of unknown quantities with a creative set of five lessons that provides problem situations for varying grade levels. Each problem presents a scenario of fruit with different weights and a balance scale. Using the...
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Miles of Tiles

For Students K - 12th Standards
Create number sentences and equations to solve geometric problems. Each activity in the series of five asks young mathematicians to consider different-sized tiles to build structures according to specific criteria. The first activities,...
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Comparing Tape Diagram Solutions to Algebraic Solutions

For Teachers 7th Standards
Learners solve vacation equations with tape in a lesson that uses tape diagrams to aid in the understanding of the algebraic steps used to solve two-step linear equations. Groups work together to solve seven scenarios involving a family...
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Equations of Graphs of Proportional Relationships Involving Fractions

For Teachers 7th Standards
The 15th segment in a series of 22 uses examples that present proportional relationships with fractions. Pupils work through the problems and discover the process is the same as it is with whole number values. Graphing the proportional...
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For the Birds

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
It turns out math IS for the birds! Here, learners use mathematical reasoning to determine how often someone needs to fill a bird feeder. The rate the feeder empties varies by the number of holes that are available to the birds. Day two...