Equation Modeling

Do your learners tend to skip the word problems? Use a video to increase their confidence. It walks them through a volume/cost problem and writing the model in terms of just one variable.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • After watching the video, allow pupils to practice with similar examples involving volume and area
Classroom Considerations

  • Prior to the video, ask the class to practice more basic problems as a review
  • Requires Internet access to show a YouTube video
  • The seventh in a series of 29 lessons
Pros

  • Gives pupils helpful suggestions when tackling a word problem
  • The instructor presents a well-planned lesson with appropriate sequencing
  • Individuals can pause the video or rewatch it until it makes sense
Cons

  • Only includes one example
Common Core