Direct Variation Applications

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What would I weigh there? A video uses the relationship of the weight of an astronaut on Earth and the moon to create a direction variation equation. Using the created equation, pupils find the weight of any astronaut on the moon.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Ask the class if it's possible to set up the equation a different way
  • Research the constant of variation for weights on other planets and calculate astronaut weights
Classroom Considerations

  • Assumes scholars know the equation of a line
Pros

  • Highlights important information in the problem
  • Shows the steps used to solve the equation
Cons

  • None