Algebra in Balance—Everything Balances Out in the End

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It feels great when everything is in balance, doesn't it? Individuals solve systems of equations, some of which include quadratic equations to finish the last in a three-part series on balances. An online balance app helps them see solutions graphically.

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CCSS: Designed
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Instructional Ideas

  • Assign the Balancing Equations worksheet as homework
Classroom Considerations

  • Pupils should have experience with quadratic equations
  • Scholars must know how the use the Balance Pans app from previous lessons 
Pros

  • Provides reflection questions for instructors to consider
  • Lists some optional extension activities to use with advanced learners
Cons

  • None
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