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

Check your work - WHAT?! Yes, I would like you to check your work using tools strategically - smartphone, calculator...

10 minutes

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).

45 minutes

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.

5 minutes