Reflection: Connection to Prior Knowledge Review of Solving Linear Equations - Section 1: Warm Up


In this lesson, I purposely plan to focus on procedure instead of on the algebraic properties.  I think that the properties are important for students to know, but I am building from their prior knowledge. As I am solving the equations, I will refer to that we need to get a one for the coefficient of x, but I do not refer to the Inverse Property of Multiplication.  In this lesson, I think it is easier for students to remember how to solve the equations, and visually see some new methods.  Some of these methods they may not have seen before, or cannot remember.  I have decided to introduce the algebraic properties within the literal equation lesson of this unit.  I think that students will be able to develop a deeper understanding of the concepts by looking at what they do to solve equations, and then discussing why at a later time.

  Practice before Properties
  Connection to Prior Knowledge: Practice before Properties
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Review of Solving Linear Equations

Unit 2: Expressions, Equations, and Inequalities
Lesson 2 of 8

Objective: SWBAT solve linear equations in a mixed review of solving equations using individual white boards.

Big Idea: To use a mixed review to check for understanding of solving one-step, two step, and multi-step linear equations.

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Math, distributive property, review, special cases, different methods, solving linear equations in one variable, One, two, multi, variables on both sides
  50 minutes
individual white boards
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