ExamplesAlgebra 1 Example: The Ideal Gas Law PV = nRT can be rearranged as to isolate temperature as the quantity of interest.
Example: Given the Compound Interest formula , solve for P.
Mathematics for Data and Financial Literacy Honors Example: Given the Compound Interest formula , solve for t.
ClarificationsClarification 1: Instruction includes using formulas for temperature, perimeter, area and volume; using equations for linear (standard, slope-intercept and point-slope forms) and quadratic (standard, factored and vertex forms) functions.
Clarification 2: Within the Mathematics for Data and Financial Literacy course, problem types focus on money and business.
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STEM Lessons - Model Eliciting Activity
The topic of this MEA is work and power. Students will be assigned the task of hiring employees to complete a given task. In order to make a decision as to which candidates to hire, the students initially must calculate the required work. The power each potential employee is capable of, the days they are available to work, the percentage of work-shifts they have missed over the past 12 months, and the hourly pay rate each worker commands will be provided to assist in the decision process. Full- and/or part-time positions are available. Through data analysis, the students will need to evaluate which factors are most significant in the hiring process. For instance, some groups may prioritize speed of work, while others prioritize cost or availability/dependability.
Model Eliciting Activities, MEAs, are open-ended, interdisciplinary problem-solving activities that are meant to reveal students’ thinking about the concepts embedded in realistic situations. Click here to learn more about MEAs and how they can transform your classroom.
MFAS Formative Assessments
Students are given three literal equations, each involving three variables and either multiplication or division, and are asked to solve each equation for a specific variable.
Students are given a literal equation involving four variables and are asked to solve for the variable in the quadratic term.
Students are given a literal linear equation and asked to solve for a specific variable.
Students are given the slope formula and the slope-intercept equation and are asked to solve for specific variables.
Students are given three literal equations, each involving three variables and either addition or subtraction, and are asked to solve each equation for a specific variable.
Students are asked to solve the formula for the surface area of a cube for e, the length of an edge of the cube.
Students will learn to solve a literal equation.
Literal equations are formulas for calculating the value of one unknown quantity from one or more known quantities. Variables in the formula are replaced by the actual or 'literal' values corresponding to a specific instance of the relationship.