Just Lever Me Alone

What does it take to balance a teeter totter? Join forces with our Ted Ed lesson to learn about the mathematics behind the lever. Students will use proportions to creatively solve and discuss the structure of equations in relation to the lever.

Mathematical Domains: Expressions & Equations, Ratios and Proportional Relationship, Algebra

Standards: Grade Levels 7-9: 7.RP.A.2.A, 7.RP.A.2.C, 8.EE.C.7, HSA.SSE.A.1, HSA.SSE.A.1, HSA.CED.A.2, HSA.CED.A.3

Topics: Proportions, Creating/Writing/Modeling/Solving Equations, Structure of Equations

Grade Level(s): Seventh, Eighth, Ninth

Duration: Approximately 2 Days

Resource: Lesson Plans (Individual), PowerPoint Presentations, PDF, Activities