Application of a Linear Equation in One Variable - Salary Plus Commission (Example 1)

Build problem-solving skills within your classes. Young scholars learn linear equations are great for modeling contextual situations. The specific situation models weekly income based on a combination of salary and commission. Given the equation and the income for a week, learners watch as the instructor substitutes and then solves for the number of items sold.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Flip your classroom by assigning the video as homework; use class time for practice
  • Create a guided notes document for pupils to complete as they view the lesson
Classroom Considerations

  • Requires experience with substitution and solving multi-step equations
Pros

  • Adaptable to different grade levels
  • Offers closed captioning to assist with note taking
Cons

  • None