Students will be able to solve a one step equation using inverse operations AND check their work.

Keep practicing those inverse operations! Soon we will be adding another step :)

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

Relay Race: Instructional Strategy - Relay RaceIn this activity, students will be working with their table groups, persevering through problems and reasoning with one another (**mathematical practice 1 and 3**) until they can get the same answers I got - or prove me wrong! The problems in the relay race require that students pay close attention to signs and steps, and students should check their work with available tools! (**mathematical practices 5 and 6**).

5 minutes