Reflection: Real World Applications Solving Multi Step Equations with Candy (Day 1 of 4) - Section 2: Group Activity


Another one of my favorite lessons! The kids loved it, for obvious reasons. Their reward wasn’t the candy afterwards but the lightbulb moments seeing the physical model of the concept. It is important to note this lesson may take more time for processing. Its important to let students take their time and work through this activity and make the connections and deepen their understanding. Another tip is to explain problems with decimal answers i.e. 2x=7, would be explained as each bear would get 1.5 m&ms.

Extension: A great extension to this lesson is to have students to create their own problems with candy. This will lead to the discovery that some problems are unsolvable, such as in real life.

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Solving Multi Step Equations with Candy (Day 1 of 4)

Unit 4: Linear Equations
Lesson 7 of 12

Objective: SWBAT solve multi-step equations using inverse operations.

Big Idea: Students will conceptualize the process of solving a linear equation by representing variables and constants with candy.

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