Modeling Problem Situations

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Taught by MrA
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Lesson Summary:

In this lesson, students learn how to model problem situations with equations, graphs, tables, or spreadsheets. They are given a real-life example of saving money to buy an iPod and shown how to use these models to find the solution. They are also shown how to make up a problem given an algebraic equation. By the end of the lesson, students will understand how to model different situations to find the solution, using equations as the most efficient and effective method.

Lesson Description:

Modeling problem situations with equations. Learn how to take a word problem and write an equation to solve it. Also, learn how to make up a problem given an algebraic equation.

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Questions answered by this video:
  • How do you write equations for word problems?
  • What are some strategies for solving word problems?
  • How do you make tables for word problems?
  • How do you solve a situation using a graphing calculator?
  • What are some real-life situations for equations?
  • Staff Review

    • Currently 4.0/5 Stars.
    This video gives you a good model for problem solving and coming up with an equation based on a problem. This is one of the more difficult things for students to do -- sifting through information for the important stuff and writing an equation to solve the problem. Lots of examples are included.