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Middle Grades Math: What's Your Story

by Texas Instruments


  • Students will create realistic word problems when given the equation that models a situation.


  • model
  • equation
  • graph
  • expression
  • independent variable
  • dependent variable
  • function
  • variable
  • reverse engineering

About the Lesson

This lesson involves reverse engineering of word problems.
As a result, students will:

  • Write an equation from a traditional word problem.
  • Explore a given equation numerically and graphically.
  • Create a word problem that is modeled by the given equation.