Reflection: Unit Planning Two Unknowns in Real-World Context - Section 1: Think About It


In the 2013-14 school year, I taught a unit towards the end of the school year just on two variable equations.  It was a short unit, and it felt out of place in my scope and sequence.  For the 2014-15 school year, I decided to include these lessons as a part of my equations unit.  It seemed to flow better, and it gave students more practice with the important concepts they've been learning.

Each year, I make changes to the order in which I teach things, as I get to know the Common Core standards more deeply and get a feel for what our students will need to do on the SBAC assessments.  I still invest a significant amount of time planning and reviewing past plans, so that the students get what they need each year.

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  Unit Planning: Stand Alone Unit or with Equations
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Two Unknowns in Real-World Context

Unit 8: Equations
Lesson 8 of 11

Objective: SWBAT identify, define and explain independent and dependent relationships in real-world and mathematical contexts.

Big Idea: In situations where there are two unknowns, we can determine which variable causes a change in the other unknown.

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Math, dependent variable, independent variable, variable
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