Reflection: Real World Applications Rewriting Formulas - Section 2: Investigation


This investigation was a little bit of a risk for me.  It was really important to try to integrate some of these 21st century skills (using a spreadsheet), but I also wanted students to get some practice with the algebra skills.  The students did struggle quite a bit with determining how to use the spreadsheet.  They were able to write the formulas on paper but then had trouble keying them into the computer.  In the future, I think we would need to devote some time to just "playing" with Excel before trying this lesson so that students are a little more comfortable with the interface.

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  Real World Applications: Technology Integration
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Rewriting Formulas

Unit 8: Extending Equations
Lesson 8 of 13

Objective: SWBAT rewrite algebraic formulas to isolate a specific variable.

Big Idea: Students will use Excel to design formulas that find a specific value like those found on popular websites.

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Math, Expressions (Algebra), Algebra, variable, equation, formulas, literal equation, solve, excel, equation
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