Students will explore a variety of real world formulas from physics and geometry to gain insights into the power and application of algebraic techniques for finding values of interest. They will solve for variables of interest after substituting as well as re-arranging equations prior to substitution. This mission is aligned with Common Core State Standards: HSA.CED.A.4, HSN.Q.A.1
The fun stuff:
Force, power, momentum--even a little Einstein! A metric ton of physics equations to animate an exploration of linear and non-linear equations in multiple variables. Starting with an activity matching equations with descriptions, then of course, dogs on skateboards, followed by a lot of practice with simple yet profoundly meaningful equations! Great connection to physics here!
The zip file includes:
★The mission. (10 pages).
★A two-page Quick Start guide for teachers. Detailed and helpful!
★Selected Answers in pdf form.
★Selected Answers online, password protected. For students to correct at home!
The mission includes:
•Physics equation matching activity.
•Real-world problems to contextualize the equations.
•Guided practice substituting and solving for unknowns.
•Carefully crafted practice problems.
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