Stories That Formulas Tell

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Learn the stories a formula holds. An interesting lesson takes a unique approach to teach how to use formulas. Beginning with a formula, learners predict what the variables stand for and then use the formula to make calculations and tell a story in an engaging algebra project.

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CCSS: Adaptable
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Instructional Ideas
  • Have pupils write a summary to record as notes
  • Differentiate by distributing the different problems to various groups
Classroom Considerations
  • Expects the background knowledge of evaluating expressions and formulas
Pros
  • Provides teaching notes to help guide instruction
  • Includes mathematical vocabulary instruction
Cons
  • None
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