What’s the Plan?

Introduce sixth grade math whizzes to variables by having them first work though cell phone scenarios without specific instruction. Then show them how useful it is to plug a variable into a formula to solve a problem.

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CCSS: Designed
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  • Addresses CCSS.Math.Content.6.EE.B.6
  • Uses a familiar scenario, texting and cell phone usage, to draw learners in

  • There are no specifics for how to introduce variables, so you will need to plan this vital piece of the lesson on your own
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