Q1 W3 August 26-30 Algebra I

TeacherStephanie Durrance
Subject AreaAlgebra I Honors
Grade Level7th/8th
Week #3
Unit of InstructionUnit 2: Solving Equations and Inequalities
Standard(s) Taught

MAFS.912.A-CED.1.1: Create equations with one variable and use them to solve problems.

MAFS.912.A-REI.1.1: Explain each step in solving a simple equation as following from the equality of numbers asserted at the previous step, starting from the assumption that the original equation has a solution. Construct a viable argument to justify a solution method.  

MAFS.9.12.A-REI.2.3: Solve linear equations with one variable, including equations with coefficients represented by letters.

MAFS.912.A-REI.2.4b: Solve quadratic equations in one variable.

Learning Targets and Learning Criteria

·         identify the variables and quantities represented in a real-world problem.

·         create one variable equations that best model the problem.

·         solve equations that model real-world problems.

·         apply order of operations and inverse operations to solve equations.

·         construct a viable argument (properties) to complete an algebraic proof to justify the steps of a solution and a solution method.

·         solve linear equations with one variable including equations with coefficients represented by letters.

·         solve equations using the zero product property.

Classroom Activities



Number Sense Problem 4 (5 min)

Whole Group:

Interactive Student Notebook (ISN) – Intro to Solving Equations and Properties of Equality (30 min)

Small Group:

Three rotations at 20 minutes each. (1 hour)

Rotation 1 – Teacher Group (Algebra Nation Math Book) – Pages 31-33 Solving Equations using Properties of Equality

Rotation 2 – Partners (Worksheet) – Solving Two-Step Equations Riddle

Rotation 3 – Independent (Technology) – IXL: H.4, H.5

Lunch 7th Period

Exit Ticket: PowerPoint – Two-Step Equations (6 min)



Number Sense Problem 5 (5 min)

Whole Group:

Interactive Student Notebook (ISN) –  Justifying Solutions using Algebraic Proofs

Algebra Nation Workbook: Pages 34-36 Solving Equations and Justifying Each Step

Independent Practice – IXL: J.4, J.7



Number Sense Problem 6 (5 min)


Lunch 7th Period

All IEP and ESOL accommodations provided daily.

Assignments Due

·         Homework: Algebra Nation Workbook Pages 20-21 #1-3, Page 22 #1-3, Page 23 #1-3

·         Exit Tickets: Khan Academy – PowerPoint – Two-Step Equations

             IXL: H.4, H.5, J.4, J.7

Additional Resources

Khan Academy videos – type any topic in search bar followed by Khan Academy to find an instructional video for additional support.

IXL – Provides support for any grade level math standard.

MATH NATION –  Section 2: Solving Equations