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Solving Multi Step Equations with Candy (Day 1 of 4)

Algebra I

» Unit:

Linear Equations

Big Idea:Students will conceptualize the process of solving a linear equation by representing variables and constants with candy.

Solving Multi Step Equations: Comparing Processes (Day 2 of 4)

Algebra I

» Unit:

Linear Equations

Big Idea:Students will learn that there are multiple paths that can be taken to solve an equation that all yield the same solution.

Understand one, infinite, or no solutions (Part 1 of 2)

8th Grade Math

» Unit:

SOLVING LINEAR EQUATIONS

Big Idea:Is the equation sign lying, or telling us something we already knew? Explore and understand one, infinite, or no solutions.

Variables on both sides (Day 1 of 2)

8th Grade Math

» Unit:

SOLVING LINEAR EQUATIONS

Big Idea:Let kids become the kings/queens of Algebra Land by declaring which side of the equation is Variable Land and which side is Constant Land.

My Little Transversal: A multi-day project lesson

8th Grade Math

» Unit:

Lines, Angles, and Algebraic Reasoning

Big Idea:Looking for a direct or an abstract connection to a concept can bring math content to life.

Optional: NASCAR Equations Project Day 1 of 3

8th Grade Math

» Unit:

Solving Linear Equations in One Variable

Big Idea:Use NASCAR to bring a STEM project to the classroom applying equational reasoning and percents to plan a race.

Mixture Problems

Algebra I

» Unit:

Functions and Modeling

Big Idea:Mixture problems are hard, but there are a lot of places they can fit in an Algebra 1 curriculum, so they're the perfect lens for review as the year comes to a close.

Collect like terms first

8th Grade Math

» Unit:

SOLVING LINEAR EQUATIONS

Big Idea:CLEAN UP YOUR ROOM! Get kids to collect like terms as part of solving equations.

Apply algebra to solve problems (Part 1 of 2)

8th Grade Math

» Unit:

SOLVING LINEAR EQUATIONS

Big Idea:To what can we assign x? And how might we set up equations to solve for x? Set the foundation for algebraic thinking.

Understand one, infinite, or no solutions (Part 2 of 2)

8th Grade Math

» Unit:

SOLVING LINEAR EQUATIONS

Big Idea:Push kids to create their own equations that have one, infinite, or no solutions, and unleash their math knowledge and creativity.

Determine missing coordinates given slope

8th Grade Math

» Unit:

SLOPE REVISITED

Big Idea:You've found slope before, given two points. But what if I gave you one point and the slope? Could you find the other point?

Apply algebra to solve problems (Part 2 of 2)

8th Grade Math

» Unit:

SOLVING LINEAR EQUATIONS

Big Idea:To what can we assign x? And how might we set up equations to solve for x? Set the foundation for algebraic thinking.

Angles and Algebra

8th Grade Math

» Unit:

Lines, Angles, and Algebraic Reasoning

Big Idea:Using algebraic expressions for angles reinforces student understanding of basic algebra tools.

Two Step Equations

Algebra I

» Unit:

Linear Equations

Big Idea:Students will apply their knowledge of inverse operations to solve two step equations.

Introduction to solving equations

8th Grade Math

» Unit:

SOLVING LINEAR EQUATIONS

Big Idea:Review solving equations while focusing on maintaining equivalence across the equal sign.

8.EE.C.7a

Give examples of linear equations in one variable with one solution, infinitely many solutions, or no solutions. Show which of these possibilities is the case by successively transforming the given equation into simpler forms, until an equivalent equation of the form x = a, a = a, or a = b results (where a and b are different numbers).

8.EE.C.7b

Solve linear equations with rational number coefficients, including equations whose solutions require expanding expressions using the distributive property and collecting like terms.