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).
One Step Equations Test: Today’s test consists of 20 problems, where students will show all of their work to solve each of the problems. Since this is the first test in the unit, I am interested in looking over student work in order to analyze problems or misconceptions that may be occurring. To get problems right, students will need to pay close attention to precision and check their work (mathematical practice 5/6) - are they using the correct inverse operations? Have they determined the correct sign of the term they are working with? Did they attempt to check their answers using appropriate tools? Given that this is a test, students will need to persevere with problems until they can reach a solution (mathematical practice 1).