Use variables to represent two quantities in a real-world problem that change in relationship to one another; write an equation to express one quantity, thought of as the dependent variable, in terms of the other quantity, thought of as the independent variable. Analyze the relationship between the dependent and independent variables using graphs and tables, and relate these to the equation.
Aligning Assessment & Planning Instruction
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Writing Variables, Expressions, and Equations
This is a brief digital lesson on how to use a variable, and how to use it to write expressions and equations. questions are posed throughout the lesson that must be answered to proceed.
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Translating Word Problems into Equations
This is a scripted lesson that shows students how to translate word problems into equations using seven steps. It moves from simple exercises to more elaborate word problems. There are six problems at the end for students to test their knowledge on writing and solving their equations.