Q2 W3 Oct 28-Nov 1 Algebra 1

TeacherStephanie Durrance
Subject AreaAlgebra I Honors
Grade Level7th/8th
Week #3
Unit of InstructionUnit 4: Linear Equations, Functions, and Inequalities
Standard(s) Taught

MAFS.912.F-IF.3.7a: Graph functions expressed symbolically and show key features of the graph, by hand in simple cases and using technology for more complicated functions.

MAFS.912.A-REI.3.6: Solve systems of linear equations exactly and approximately (with graphs), focusing on pairs of linear equations in two variables.

Learning Targets and Learning Criteria

• explain why and identify when some linear systems have no solutions or infinitely many solutions. • identify systems whose solutions would be the same through examination of the coefficients. • solve a system of linear equations algebraically (by substitution or elimination) to find an exact solution. • graph a system of linear equations using appropriate axis labels and scale and determine the approximate solution by estimating the point of intersection. • explain the steps in an algebraic proof that shows one equation being replaced with another to find a solution for a system of equations. • explain why a method was chosen when solving a system of equation.

Classroom Activities


Bellringer: Number Sense Problem 30 (5 min)

Whole Group: Interactive Student Notebook (ISN) –  Point-Slope and Standard Form (30 min)

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

Rotation 1 – Teacher Group (Algebra Nation Math Book) – Pages 94-98

Rotation 2 – Partners (Worksheet) – Writing and Graphing Linear Equations

Rotation 3 – Independent (Technology) – IXL: S.7, S.19, S.22


Bellringer: Number Sense Problem 31 (5 min)

Whole Group:  Interactive Student Notebook (ISN) – Systems of Equations

Small Group: Practice solving systems of equations through graphing, substitution, and elimination in a  Whodunnit? Game.


Bellringer: Number Sense Problem 32 (5 min)

Whole Group: Interactive Student Notebook (ISN) –  Review Systems of Equations (20 min)

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

Rotation 1 – Solving Systems by Graphing

Rotation 2 – Solving Systems by Substitution

Rotation 3 – Solving Systems by Elimination

Rotation 4 – Independent (Technology) – IXL: U.1, U.2, U.8, U.10

All IEP and ESOL accommodations provided daily.

Assignments Due

    Homework: N/A

·         Exit Tickets: Graphing Linear Equations Task Card, Solving a System

IXL: U.1, U.2, U.8, U.10

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 4: Linear Equations, Functions, and Inequalities