Our Variables in Math lesson plan introduces students to the concept and use of variables in math and algebra. It also includes an explanation about dependent and independent variables. The lesson leads students to a better understanding of how the use of variables will help them correctly solve expressions and equations. During this lesson, students are asked to use their creativity and work collaboratively to create an informative poster that answers questions about variables and how they are used. Students are also asked to individually complete practice problems and match vocabulary words to their definitions in order to demonstrate their understanding of the lesson.
At the end of the lesson, students will be able to define variable, identify and explain the use of variables, and correctly use a variable to represent an unknown number.
Common Core State Standards: CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.6.EE.B.6