Formulas

Help learners understand the benefits of rearranging a formula. Scholars practice rearranging formulas for specific variables. They also analyze formulas to understand one variable's effect on the other. 

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Use whiteboards to allow learners to make mistakes and show the class how to correct them
  • Introduce the lesson using an application problem that is asking for a distance traveled given a speed and time;, and highlight the efficiency of solving the speed formula for distance
Classroom Considerations

  • Builds directly from the previous lessons in the series
  • The lesson is the 12th in a 20-part series
Pros

  • Uses good questioning techniques to help learners understand the variable relationships within a formula
Cons

  • Practice problems are missing some concepts addressed in the example problems
Common Core