Writing Expressions to Solve a Linear Equation App: Stamps

Learners build skills for writing and solving equations with a video that describes the process for writing expressions and then an equation to solve a problem. The problem asks for the number of nickels and dimes needed given a set of criteria. Using problem-solving strategies, the instructor describes each step in detail.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Follow the video with whiteboard practice to check for understanding
  • Use the video on a day that requires a substitute
Classroom Considerations

  • Consider monitoring the YouTube comments if making available for independent viewing
Pros

  • Offers a clear explanation that highlights key vocabulary
  • Emphasizes problem-solving strategies
Cons

  • None