We then move into a lesson on Direct Variation, attempting to connect it to our work with rates and proportions (with a touch of measurement and dimensional analysis thrown in). First we do some converting between kilograms and pounds, write an equation for that relationship, and graph it.
Then we see if we can apply what we've learned to a unit rate (price) problem.
Their homework is then to watch the Solving One-Step Equations Video. This is something they theoretically already know how to do, so it should be a review for all of them.
I don't feel great about today's lesson. It's okay, but I feel like I have to lead them through so much that I'm not sure it's that helpful in terms of their learning process or the actual content, and perhaps just 40 minutes of skill practice might be more effective. What do you think, would it be better to can the semi-interesting problems and just practice a bunch of dimensional analysis and then direct and indirect variation problems?