A lesson on Solving Multi-Step Linear Equations in One Variable brought to you by Tom Foolery!
This lesson was created for students preparing for the 9th grade NYS Common Core Regents Exam in Algebra. This lesson instructs and assesses students on multiple Common Core State Standards.
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OBJECTIVE: All students will be able to solve multi-step linear equations in one variable by combining like-terms, using distributive property, and with variables on both sides.
DO NOW: spiraled review designed to build momentum in the opening moments of class
MAD MINUTE: timed practice on essential basic skills – designed to build automaticity
WARM UP: longer review on prior lesson – designed to build fluency toward mastery
PRACTICE: quick hits and more challenging at-bats – assess ability with increased rigor
EXPLORE: allows students to access guided discovery of new concept before delivery
RULES & TOOLS: instructional delivery of new concept – rules, steps and procedures
GUIDED PRACTICE: gradual release of cognitive work with increasing rigor
INDIVIDUAL PRACTICE: multiple problems with increasing rigor and varied problem types
BREAK DOWN & LIGHT UP: student analysis of concept – written reflections and extensions
REVIEW: spiraled (often recycled) review on the more rigorous aspects of prior standards
EXIT SLIP: informal assessment of student progress toward mastery of objective
HOMEWORK: front & back assignment that includes work from current and prior standards
KEY INCLUDED – embedded in word document (as comments) (hidden when printed)
PRIOR KNOWLEDGE: Students should know how to solve two-step linear equations in one variable, add / subtract / multiply integers, add / subtract / multiply / divide signed rational numbers, use the distributive property, simplify expressions by combining like terms, identify properties of equality and justify their use, substitute to verify solutions, and identify solutions as valid or invalid.
STANDARDS DRIVEN: Students are primarily expected to solve multi-step linear equations in one variable using properties of equality and by combining like-terms and/or using the distributive property. Students will be expected to extend this to equations with variables on both sides and with signed rational number coefficients as well as explaining and justifying the properties of equality. This lesson follows a lesson on solving two-step linear equations in one variable and will precede a lesson on approximating irrational numbers.
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