These Solving Equations with the Variable on Each Side notes and practice are differentiated based on some common needs found in the middle school math classroom. Modifications are considered for both struggling learners and high flyers. In these activities, students practice solving equations with the variable on each side, including cases involving the Distributive Property. There are also examples of word problems presented using the "5-Step Method." Students methodically work through the word problems by defining the variable, writing the equation, solving the equation, answering the question in a sentence, and checking their answer. Scenarios include break even point, consecutive integers, and equal distance.
Differentiated Notes Include:
Traditional Notes – These are basic skeletal notes. Students fill in the examples with you and do the “try” problems independently.
Modified Notes – These cut down on the amount of writing that students are required to do. All examples are filled in, but practice problems are left blank for student completion. (Excellent for IEP and 504 accommodations involving difficulties with hearing, handwriting, etc.)
Teacher Notes – These are completely filled in for teacher reference. These notes are also great for students who have been absent.
Differentiated Practice (Homework) Includes:
Advanced Practice – Perfect challenge for your high flyers! Many problems overlap with Basic Practice, but this worksheet skips some of the basic problems and replaces them with more advanced practice.
Basic Practice – The majority of your students will complete this on-level assignment.
Modified Practice – Great option for students requiring a modified amount of homework per an IEP or 504. This is a cut down version of the Basic Practice assignment (one page only).
NOTE: The different forms are denoted by a discrete symbol in the bottom left corner of each page.
Included in this product:
-2-Page Worksheet for Notes (3 Versions)
-2-Page Worksheet for Practice/Homework (2 Versions) (+ a version with one page)
-Teacher's Guide with CCSS, objective, and directions for use
Scoop up the 8th Grade Math Differentiated Notes and Practice Bundle
This resource is included in my 8th Grade Math MEGA (Growing) Bundle
This lesson is also included in the Unit 2: Solving Linear Equations Bundle
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