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Lesson Description: It's In The Bag! is a hands-on activity that requires students to design a mystery bag using written clues to describe the relationships between the objects hidden in their bags. Other students then analyze their clues, create equations, and solve these equations to determine the contents of the mystery bags.
Math Content: Creating verbal descriptions of the relationships between quantities of items, Writing Expressions and Writing Equations from verbal descriptions, Solving Equations, Problem Solving, Logical Thinking
Suggested Grade Level: 5th-8th
Time Required: 2-3 Class Periods (plus time at home for the actual designing of the project bag.)
Materials Needed: Paper lunch bags
Teacher Testimonial: It's In The Bag! is a project that puts writing and solving equations into a concrete context. The creation of their own mystery bag project requires a deeper level of student understanding of the key concepts of writing and solving equations. Students are required to create their own mystery bag by identifying and describing relationships between quantities and then writing equations that represent these relationships. This creative process builds conceptual understanding and students enjoy the opportunities that they have to solve the mystery bags created by other students. Finally, the bag designs and clues that some students create are incredible!
It's In The Bag Equations Project includes:
1 It's In The Bag! Descriptions and Algebraic Equations student worksheet
1 It's In The Bag! Solve the Mystery Bag! student worksheet
1 It's In The Bag! Solve the Mystery Bag! Answer Key
1 It's In The Bag! Student Directions sheet
1 It's In The Bag! Create Your Own Mystery Bag! student worksheet
1 It's In The Bag! Bag Verification Sheet student worksheet
3 It's In the Bag! Teacher Tips pages
1 It's In The Bag! Cover Sheet
10 pages in all!
Enjoy your lesson!!
Mark P. Tully