Students will look at literal equations and investigate how to solve them for different variables.
Before the Activity
Download and read the worksheet and Nspire documents before giving it to your students. Students should have some basic knowledge of how to solve equations.
During the Activity
Let students do as much as possible on their own, but be available to answer individual questions that students might have. Problem 2 is an activity that increases the cognitive demand. The students are having to research and find or create a literal equation.
After the Activity
Assessment and evaluation:
The last part of the document can be used as an assessment if desired.
Give students other formulas with which to work.