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* *Reflection: Accountability
One Step Practice - If you are allowed to use tools....USE THEM! - Section 2: Explore

I had to be a little stern today, but I think we are in MUCH better shape than yesterday! Too many students were relying on me, and were not taking charge of their own learning. Today I put my foot down and required them to talk it out with one another and to actually try multiple times before they called me over. I had to give some help during the opener, and ended up creating three extra problems for students to do without me as a secondary opener, then during the game I put it on them. I did not help unless I saw a student truly struggling, and then I asked guiding questions such as - what is the relationship between the number and the variable? How do you undo what is being done to the variable?

*Much Better!*

*Accountability: Much Better!*

# One Step Practice - If you are allowed to use tools....USE THEM!

Lesson 2 of 22

## Objective: Students will be able to use inverse operations to solve a one-step equation.

#### Launch

*10 min*

Opener: As students enter the room, they will immediately pick up and begin working on the opener – **Instructional Strategy - Process for openers**. This method of working and going over the opener lends itself to allow students to construct viable arguments and critique the reasoning of others, which is **mathematical practice 3**.

**Learning Target: **After completion of the opener, I will address the day’s learning targets to the students. For today's lesson, the intended target is “I can use inverse operations to solve a one-step equation.” Students will jot the learning target down in their agendas (our version of a student planner, there is a place to write the learning target for every day).

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#### Explore

*45 min*

Smartboard Activity: For this portion of the lesson, the students are going to practice their fluency with solving one-step equations by playing a spinner game on the smartboard. I conduct this as a table challenge, and any table that gets the question right gets to come up to the board to spin - for points, stamps, or candy! As students practice, I am trying to get them accustomed to carefully checking their work (**mathematical practice 6**), and using tools such as their smartphone or calculator (**mathematical practice 5**). I want them to use the resources available to them - even though I am a little proud that they want to be able to do it without. The problems that I chose for the activity allow students to work on their skills with fractions and decimals, which is the issue that I saw most kids having in the previous lesson.

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- UNIT 1: Introduction to Mathematical Practices
- UNIT 2: Proportional Reasoning
- UNIT 3: Percents
- UNIT 4: Operations with Rational Numbers
- UNIT 5: Expressions
- UNIT 6: Equations
- UNIT 7: Geometric Figures
- UNIT 8: Geometric Measurement
- UNIT 9: Probability
- UNIT 10: Statistics
- UNIT 11: Culminating Unit: End of Grade Review

- LESSON 1: One Step Equations
- LESSON 2: One Step Practice - If you are allowed to use tools....USE THEM!
- LESSON 3: MORE One-Step Equations - All Scrambled Up!
- LESSON 4: One Step Equations Review - Relay Race!
- LESSON 5: One Step Equations with Rational Numbers - TEST
- LESSON 6: Two Step Equations
- LESSON 7: More Two Step Equations Practice
- LESSON 8: Equations with Distributive Property
- LESSON 9: One and Two Step Equations Review
- LESSON 10: One and Two Step Equations Test
- LESSON 11: Applications of One Step Equations
- LESSON 12: Word Problems with Equations
- LESSON 13: More Real World Equations - Fluency Practice
- LESSON 14: Applications of Equations Review
- LESSON 15: Real World Applications Test
- LESSON 16: Inequalities
- LESSON 17: Inequalities - Negative Rule
- LESSON 18: Inequalities - Fluency Practice
- LESSON 19: Inequality Applications
- LESSON 20: Inequalities Review
- LESSON 21: Inequalities Test
- LESSON 22: Equations and Inequalities - 5 Days of Centers