Objective: Students will be able to solve for a missing variable in an equation.

This activity would be done in a freshman algebra class. It is a project that should be done outside of the classroom. If students do not have the proper resources to complete this project outside of school I will provide them with the time and resources to get it done in school. This project would be assigned after an in depth lesson on sceencast-o-matic and a brief overview of the Algebra Balance Scales tool from the National Library of Virtual Manipulatives.

The final product submitted by the students will be a YouTube video created using screencast-o-matic. The video will show the computer screen while a student solves three problems using Algebra Balance Scales. In addition, the students will be describing their methods and thought process for solving each step of the problems.

Website for Algebra Balance Scales:

Website for Screencast-o-matic:

Ms. Aceto's Example: