Reflection: Connection to Prior Knowledge Let's Play Showdown! Writing and Solving Equations - Section 1: Do Now


*Note: While I still end with a word problem in the alternate Do Now attached, this word problem does not require that students write any expressions or equations. It gives the student the equation after setting up the story. This will allow me to ask the following questions when discussing the answer to this problem:

  • Look at the equation given: what does the variable, q, represent?
  • What does the 5 represent?
  • What does 2q represent?
  • What does 2q + 5 represent?
  • What does the 90 represent?

  Connection to Prior Knowledge: Building A Better Do Now
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Let's Play Showdown! Writing and Solving Equations

Unit 3: Expressions and Equations - The Basics
Lesson 22 of 23

Objective: SWBAT solve equations with rational numbers by playing a game of showdown.

Big Idea: We play a game and push for the increase of student-to-teacher-talk ratio throughout class

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