Secondary Mathematics III

Strand: ALGEBRA - Creating Equations (A.CED)

Create equations that describe numbers or relationships, using all available types of functions to create such equations (Standards A.CED.1–4).

Standard A.CED.4

Rearrange formulas to highlight a quantity of interest, using the same reasoning as in solving equations. For example, rearrange the compound interest formula to solve for t: A = P(1+ r/n)nt.

• ALGEBRA - Creating Equations (A.CED) - Sec Math III Core Guide
The Utah State Board of Education (USBE) and educators around the state of Utah developed these guides for the Secondary Mathematics III - Creating Equations (A.CED).
• Equations and Formulas
This task asks students to use inverse operations to solve the equations for the unknown variable, or for the designated variable if there is more than one.
• Inscribing and Circumscribing Right Triangles
This lesson unit is intended to help educators assess how well students are able to use geometric properties to solve problems.
• Introduction to the Materials (Math 3)
Introduction to the Materials in the Mathematics Three of the The MVP classroom experience begins by confronting students with an engaging task and then invites them to grapple with solving it. As students ideas emerge, take form, and are shared, the teacher orchestrates the student discussions and explorations towards a focused mathematical goal. As conjectures are made and explored, they evolve into mathematical concepts that the community of learners begins to embrace as effective strategies for analyzing and solving problems.
• Optimization Problems: Boomerangs
This lesson unit is intended to help educators assess how well students are able to interpret a situation and represent the constraints and variables mathematically, select appropriate mathematical methods to use, explore the effects of systematically varying the constraints, and interpret and evaluate the data generated and identify the optimum case, checking it for confirmation.
• Rewriting equations
The goal of this task is to manipulate equations in order to solve for a specified variable.

http://www.uen.org - in partnership with Utah State Board of Education (USBE) and Utah System of Higher Education (USHE).  Send questions or comments to USBE Specialist - Lindsey Henderson and see the Mathematics - Secondary website. For general questions about Utah's Core Standards contact the Director - Jennifer Throndsen.

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