Fall SAVY 2017, Day 4- Adventures in Algebra (1st/2nd)
Happy Fourth Day!
Today the students worked with variables in equations. They solved variable puzzles; they even went a step farther by creating their own puzzles for their peers to solve. They tried to make sure their puzzles were in equation form. The students were actually solving one- and two-step equations in order to figure out the puzzles. Next class session, they will explore equations that go together. These will be sets of equations with two unknowns or variables. In each set, each variable will represent a unique value, and the students will have to use both equations to find the value of each variable.
The students also brainstormed things that were special to them and converted these things into simple equations. They will be encouraged to convert their simple equations to more complex equations. They will include these equations in their Algebra projects that they are eager to share with you on the last day of class.
Dr. P. 🙂