Summer SAVY Session 3, Day 3– Solving for the Unknown: Mathematical Problems, Patterns, and Variables
Day 3: In “Solving for the Unknown” course today, we had a great hands-on opportunity to make a model of math thinking during our Pet Parade lesson. Students worked with partners to problem-solve about animals. They practiced multiple strategies like the working backward method and the guess and check method. Students used logical reasoning to find what values for two variables work in equations. Students are using their analytical thinking skills to solve systems in an efficient way. In the afternoon, students began using real objects and real life situations where algebra comes in handy (using candy)! Tomorrow, students will be introduced to a new strategy of substitution and be presented with their culminating project for the unit.