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Teacher  Felicia Taylor 

Subject Area  Geometry Honors 
Grade Level  8th 
Week #  2 
Unit of Instruction  Prior Knowledge/ Writing and Solving Linear Equations 
Standard(s) Taught 

No Geometry Standards were taught. Review of Algebra knowledge needed to succeed in Geometry. 
Learning Targets and Learning Criteria 
Summative None.
Formative The learning targets are to successfully review the following Algebra skills:
Solving Equations – students will be able to solve for the variable in a linear equation whether one or multiple steps are involved. System of Equations – students will be able to solve the ordered pair that solves two equations using substitution and using elimination. Factoring Quadratics – students will be able to factor a trinomial (a math expression with 3 terms) into the form (ax – b)(cx – d). Radical Expressions –students will be able to simplify radical expressions to the simplest form.
Understanding the above learning targets will be necessary to be successful in Geometry.
The learning criteria will be judged by mastery of each learning target. Mastery will be measured by the following: Solving Equations worksheet – getting 5 out of 7 problems correct – 71% out of 100%. System of Equations worksheet – getting 4.5 out of 6 problems correct – 75% out of 100%. Factoring Quadratics worksheet – getting 10.5 out of 15 problems correct – 70% out of 100%. Radical Expressions worksheet – getting 8.5 out of 12 problems correct – 71% out of 100%. 
Classroom Activities 
Monday/ Tuesday
Bellringer on PEMDAS & Combining Like Terms 5 minutes. Go over Bellringer answers – 5 minutes.
Give instruction on Solving Equations – 15 minutes. Give Solving Equations worksheet to do during class time – 25 minutes
Give instruction on System of Equations – 15 minutes. Give System of Equations worksheet to do during class time – 25 minutes.
Wednesday (Short Class – Early Release Day)
Bellringer on Solving Equations & System of Equations– 10 minutes. Go over Bellringer and Solving Equations & Systems of Equations worksheets answers – 30 minutes.
Thursday/ Friday Bellringer on Solving Equations & Systems of Equations 5 minutes. Go over Bellringer answers – 5 minutes.
Give instruction on Factoring Quadratics – 15 minutes. Give Factoring Quadratics worksheet to do during class time – 25 minutes Give instruction on Radical Expressions – 15 minutes. Give Radical Expressions worksheet to do during class time – 25 minutes. 
Assignments Due 
Summative None. Formative Students have a chance to earn 6 grades this week – 3 Bellringers and 4 worksheets.

Additional Resources 
Need additional help?
Solving Equations – http://www.khanacademy.org/math/algebra/solvinglinearequations/v/solvingonestepequations2
http://www.khanacademy.org/math/algebra/solvinglinearequations/v/multistepequations2
http://www.khanacademy.org/math/algebra/solvinglinearequations/v/solvingforavariable
System of Equations – http://www.khanacademy.org/math/algebra/systemsofequationsofeqandineq/v/solvingsystemsbysubstitution2
Factoring Quadratrics – http://www.khanacademy.org/math/algebra/quadratics/v/factoringquadraticexpressions
Radical Expressions – http://www.khanacademy.org/math/algebra/exponentsradicals/v/simplifyingradicals
http://www.khanacademy.org/math/algebra/exponentsradicals/v/moresimplifyingradicalexpressions
http://www.khanacademy.org/math/algebra/exponentsradicals/v/howtorationalizeadenominator 