Lesson 8: Equations
A Cheat Sheet is an all-in-one, single-page graphic organizer covering the big topics in the Algebra 1 curriculum. Each Cheat Sheet includes important vocabulary, key concepts, and guided examples. There is a set of Practice Problems included with each sheet that provides leveled and skill-based practice. Included in the download is a PDF and editable WORD version of the Cheat Sheet and Practice Problems, along with a full answer key.
This lesson focuses on equations. The equations lesson begins with what it means to be a solution of an equation or an inequality. Solving equations progress in difficulty as the lesson continues, beginning with one-step equations, followed by two-step and multi-step equations. A connection is made back to Lesson 4 as students are asked to translate verbal equations to algebraic equations and vice versa. The Practice Problems correspond with the Cheat Sheet, offering practice on finding solutions, a progressive approach to solving equations, and ending with translation practice. There are 4 literal-equation exercises included on the Practice Problems sheet modeled after the four basic one-step equations of solving by addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division.