Middle schoolers translate simple mathematical equations into sentences and translate sentences into mathematical equations. They discuss and identify "trigger" words in a sentence, solve equations as a class, and complete a worksheet.
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Deciphering Word Problems in Order to Write Equations
Help young mathematicians crack the code of word problems with this three-lesson series on problem solving. Walking students step-by-step through the process of identifying key information, creating algebraic equations, and finally...
5th - 8th Math CCSS: Adaptable
I Can Do This! Systems of Equations
Use tables, graphs, and substitution to solve systems of linear equations. An envelope of sample problems is passed around the classroom, and each learner has the opportunity to solve the system in the envelope. This is a great way to...
8th - 10th Math CCSS: Adaptable
Introduction to Simultaneous Equations
Create an understanding of solving problems that require more than one equation. The lesson plan introduces the concept of systems of linear equations by using a familiar situation of constant rate problems. Pupils compare the graphs of...
8th Math CCSS: Designed
Quadratic Equations — What We Know
Everything you could possibly want to know about quadratic equations, all in one resource. Instructors demonstrate how to translate between different forms of quadratics (equation, table of values, graph, verbal description) and finding...
8th - 10th Math CCSS: Designed
Study Jams! Creating Equations from Word Problems
Word problems are full of information waiting to be deciphered. This animated video explains how to look for the important parts and how to translate those word cues into the correct signs. Go through a problem from start to finish and...
4th - 7th Math CCSS: Adaptable
From Patterns of Input and Output to Algebraic Equations
Watch video clips titled, "Frog Hops Part I" and "Frog Hops Part II," then discuss patterns demonstrated in the videos. Learners will complete an algebraic expressions and equations handout and discuss the answers. They will be able to...
4th - 8th Math CCSS: Adaptable
Write an Equation that Expresses the Relationship Between Distance and Time
Equations don't always have x and y, show your learners that distance and time can be substituted for these values. Your mathematicians will be able to use the graph and table of proportional data to find the unit rate by dividing. Pause...
4 mins 6th - 8th Math CCSS: Designed
Use a Bar Model to Write and Solve Equations
Word problems and equations seem like a hard combo, but your learners will be able to see how a visual can express the scenario. This video introduces the bar model to organize the pieces of a word problem into a visual equation....
3 mins 6th - 8th Math CCSS: Designed