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.
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.