This tasks has students create their own rigorous multi-step equation that can be solved by a classmate. This is a great way to give students choice in showing what they know about equations! It also empowers students to see that solving rigorous equations is possible, when they take it step-by-step.
Part I: Create a two-step equation involving a variable term & constant.
Part II: Give the equation a real-world application, using the slope as a rate of change and the y-intercept as an initial value.
Part III: Add rigor by including distributive property, like terms, variable terms on both sides, rational coefficients, etc.
Part IV: Students exchange papers with a classmate to solve their problem and provide feedback.
- Task with modeled, step-by-step examples for each component
- CCLS-aligned rubric, with space for student feedback
- Idea list, to spark ideas for word problem (differentiation!)
- Solving multi-step equations checklist
- Sentence starters for written responses