This is an interactive simulation on how to solve 3 variable math problems. There are dozens of them in science (F=ma, D=m/v, etc...). If a student doesn't know how to solve them, their science grade suffers... But it's their math that needs the boost.
I created this unit as a patch to show some of my lower performing students how to solve easy math problems. Those that "get" Algebra won't really benefit from this tutorial . Unfortunately, when I created this file, I didn't have many kids in my class who "got" Algebra.
The file can be projected as a class activity but if you have access to a computer lab, it's ideally suited for students to run the simulation on their own.
Once properly protected (instructions on how to do that are in a separate file in my store called, "Kiosk Instructions".), double-clicking the file icon, starts the kiosk... Students run through the simulation, calling the teacher over over only when;
1. They run into a technical glitch...
2. They are confused on the content...
3. They're done!
As with all my kiosks, #3 is easy and particularly fun for me. I insert a picture of my family on the last slide. My instructions are phrases like, "Go show me the picture of my son!" You can also easily substitute your own pics.
Touch screens are particularly fun with these kiosks.