Backpacking In Europe

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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. 

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CCSS: Designed
Pros

  • 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.
Cons

  • None
Common Core