Education Technology

Variables on Both Sides

Published on 09/26/2011

Activity Overview

Students encounter various scenarios involving perimeters of polygons.

Key Steps

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    Students will review solving equations with variables on both sides.

     

    Students will create and solve equations that show the relationship between the perimeters of two figures.

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    An extension to this activity has students solve an equation with a variable on both sides using a spreadsheet and algebraically.