Q2 W1 Oct 14-18 Pre-Algebra

TeacherStephanie Durrance
Subject Area8th Grade Math (Pre-Algebra)
Grade Level8th
Week #1
Unit of InstructionFocus 4: Solving Multi-Step Equations
Standard(s) Taught

MAFS.8.EE.3.7: Solve linear equations in one variable. 

a. Give examples of linear equations in one variable with one solution, infinitely many solutions, or no solutions.  Show which of these possibilities is the case by successively transforming the given equation into simpler forms until an equivalent equation of the form x=a, a=a or a=b results (where a and b are different numbers).

b. Solve linear equations with rational number coefficients, including equations whose solutions require expanding expressions using the distributive property and collecting like terms.

Learning Targets and Learning Criteria

a.       • solve a linear equation with one solution, no solution, and infinitely many solutions. 

• explain the when an equation has one solution, no solution, and infinitely many solutions.    

b.      • simplify equations using distributive property, combining like terms, and inverse operations. 

• solve multi-step linear equations with rational number coefficients. 

Classroom Activities


Teacher Duty Day – No School for Students



Number Sense Problem 25 (5 min)

Whole Group: ISN – Introduction to Focus 4: Solving Multi-Step Equations using Inverse Operations

Small Group: Halloween themed worksheet practice solving multi-step equations



Number Sense Problem 26 (5 min)

Whole Group: ISN – Identifying Number of Solutions (30 min)

Small Group: Three rotations at 20 minutes each. (1 hour)

Rotation 1 – Teacher Group (Ready Math Book) – Page 122 #1-6, Page 130 #1-5

Rotation 2 – Partners (Worksheet)/Intervention Teacher – Sorting Activity to identify number of solutions for an equation

Rotation 3 – Independent (Technology) – IXL: W.9, W.15, I-Ready

Exit Ticket –  Solve Multi-Step Equations (6 min)


All IEP and ESOL accommodations provided daily.

Assignments Due

·         Homework: Complete IXL standards: W.9, W.15

Exit Tickets:  Solve Multi-Step Equations

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.