## Instructional Strategy - Relay Race - Section 2: Explore

*Instructional Strategy - Relay Race*

# One Step Equations Review - Relay Race!

Lesson 4 of 22

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

*60 minutes*

#### Launch

*10 min*

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).

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#### Explore

*45 min*

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**).

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Hey. I love your math sheets. Where do you get them from? Will you be willing to provide answer sheets? please.

| 2 years ago | Reply

There is an instructional video clip on how to set up the relay race in your classroom included in the lesson narrative. Students are getting questions and bringing them back to their tables to solve them with their groups.

| 3 years ago | Reply

Hi Heather, I don't really understand the "Relay Race" part. Can you explain what it is the students are doing?

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- UNIT 1: Introduction to Mathematical Practices
- UNIT 2: Proportional Reasoning
- UNIT 3: Percents
- UNIT 4: Operations with Rational Numbers
- UNIT 5: Expressions
- UNIT 6: Equations
- UNIT 7: Geometric Figures
- UNIT 8: Geometric Measurement
- UNIT 9: Probability
- UNIT 10: Statistics
- UNIT 11: Culminating Unit: End of Grade Review

- LESSON 1: One Step Equations
- LESSON 2: One Step Practice - If you are allowed to use tools....USE THEM!
- LESSON 3: MORE One-Step Equations - All Scrambled Up!
- LESSON 4: One Step Equations Review - Relay Race!
- LESSON 5: One Step Equations with Rational Numbers - TEST
- LESSON 6: Two Step Equations
- LESSON 7: More Two Step Equations Practice
- LESSON 8: Equations with Distributive Property
- LESSON 9: One and Two Step Equations Review
- LESSON 10: One and Two Step Equations Test
- LESSON 11: Applications of One Step Equations
- LESSON 12: Word Problems with Equations
- LESSON 13: More Real World Equations - Fluency Practice
- LESSON 14: Applications of Equations Review
- LESSON 15: Real World Applications Test
- LESSON 16: Inequalities
- LESSON 17: Inequalities - Negative Rule
- LESSON 18: Inequalities - Fluency Practice
- LESSON 19: Inequality Applications
- LESSON 20: Inequalities Review
- LESSON 21: Inequalities Test
- LESSON 22: Equations and Inequalities - 5 Days of Centers