Applications of Equations Review

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Students will be able to set up and solve equations to model real world scenarios.

Big Idea

Spin your way to success! Students review word problems in a fun way!


10 minutes

OpenerAs 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 set up and solve equations for real world problems.” 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

Applications Review: Today students will play a review game in their table groups.  Paying close attention to detail (MP 6), students will persevere with problems (MP 1) - reasoning with their table mates (MP 3).  Students will be working to use numbers and variables to create equations that model real world scenarios (MP 2 and 4).  Tables that correctly answer questions will get the opportunity to spin the spinner for points, candy, or stamps for their team.  To hold students accountable, each student will be required to work problems out on the Recording Sheet.  When it is time for rewards, only those students that have been keeping up with the work will get the reward.


5 minutes