The Wheel Shop

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Teach solving for unknowns through a problem-solving approach. The grouping of five lessons progresses from finding an unknown through simple reasoning to solving simultaneous equations involving three and four variables. Each lesson uses the same theme by presenting a problem scenario in which learners must determine the number of wheeled vehicles from a set of constraints.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Incorporate the age-appropriate problems as a unit-long project
  • Differentiate within your classroom by providing higher achievers with a more advanced level of problem 
Classroom Considerations

  • Each level requires an understanding of unknown quantities and formal or informal equations
Pros

  • Includes all necessary pupil resources and handouts
  • Introductory information explains the intent and purpose of the resources
Cons

  • None