This Backpacking In Europe worksheet also includes:
Adventure is the hook where algebra learners cooperatively plan a backpacking trip across Europe. Before the adventurers know it, they are manipulating algebra equations to convert Celsius to Fahrenheit in order to predict the weather. This is a well-planned activity that is fun and also motivates algebraic learners to embrace the efficiency of solving for a particular variable in an equation. The included webpage contributes real data to this inquiry-project based activity.
- Fun, quick activity motivates learners to embrace the abstract concept of solving for a particular variable in order to do conversions with the rearranged formula
- Can be used as an introduction to literal equations or as a stand-alone group activity.