November Curriculum Update :: Newtown Friends School
Many real-world scenarios can be described as a linear system. This month, we will begin solving linear systems by graphing, substitution, and elimination. We will also examine the constraints of these real-world scenarios and make predictions about future occurrences. The critical thinkers will use his and her graphing calculators as a resource and learn significant key sequences for this unit. After solving several, provided word problems, the analysts will begin brainstorming about topics for their own linear systems projects they would like to investigate in December.
We will continue solving linear systems using graphing, substitution, and elimination. The two variable, two equation linear systems will evolve into systems with three variables, three or more equations, and linear inequalities. Analysts will determine the constraints of the real-world scenario systems and explain the why the constraints exist. Also, the students will gain a deeper understanding of three variable systems by using substitution or elimination to write equivalent equations until one variable is isolated. Toward the end of the month, students will brainstorm and begin working on their own linear systems projects.