Q2 W2 Oct 21-25 Pre-Algebra

TeacherStephanie Durrance
Subject Area8th Grade Math (Pre-Algebra)
Grade Level8th
Week #2
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


Bellringer: Number Sense Problem 27 (5 min)

Whole Group: Review steps for solving multi-step equations, solve different linear equations to identify types of solutions

Small Group: Scavenger Hunt, Solving Multi-Step Equations, 12 Stations  

Exit Ticket:  Pennant, Solving a Multi-Step Equation

Time Permitting: I-Ready Math


Bellringer: Number Sense Problem 28 (5 min)

Whole Group: BINGO style game reviewing solving multi-step equations.


Bellringer: Number Sense Problem 29 (5 min)

Whole Group: PowerPoint Error Analysis Solving Multi-Step Equations, Slide #2,3,4

Small Group: Task Cards, Solving Multi-Step Equations Error Analysis and Corrections

Exit Ticket:  PowerPoint Error Analysis Solving Multi-Step Equations, Slide #5,6,7, Who is Correct and Why?

Time Permitting: I-Ready Math


All IEP and ESOL accommodations provided daily.

Assignments Due

·         Homework: Complete IXL standards: W.9, W.10, W.11, W.15

Exit Tickets: Pennant, PowerPoint Error Analysis

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.