Q1W3 Algebra


TeacherCarol Barnes
Subject AreaAlgebra 1
Grade Level7th/8th
Week #Week 3 Aug 30-Sept 3
Unit of InstructionUnit 2 - Solving Equations
Standard(s) Taught

MAFS.912.A-REI.2.3:  Solve Linear equations and inequalities in one variable, including equations with coefficients rep represented by letters.

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


Learning Targets and Learning Criteria
  • solve linear equations and inequalities in one variable including equations with coefficients represented by letters.
  • apply order of operations and inverse operations to solve equations.
  • given a multi-step algebraic equations, complete an algebraic proof to justify the steps of a solution and a solution method.
  • identify the variables and quantities represented in a real-world problem.
  • create one variable equations or inequalities that best models the problem.
  • solve equations or inequalities that model real-world problems.
Classroom Activities


Bellringer:  Brainteaser (Slide 69)

Whole Group:  ISN:  Page 4, Operations of Polynomials; Page 5-Properties of Polynomials; Page 6-Solving Equations using Inverse Operations.                                  Small Groups: Task card sort equations by property.   Independent: IXL — Practice:  H.1, H.2, H,4 Applying Properties to Expressions (80% or higher)

Wednesday (Early Release):                                                                                                                           Bellringer:  Brain Teaser (Slide 70)                                  Whole Group:  Review solving a two-step equation.  Give examples of equations that apply the distributive property. 

Small Group:  Solving Two-Step Equations Riddle Page 

Independent:  IXL’s – J.3, J.4, J.5  Solving one-step and two-step equations

Quiz on translating verbal expressions, equations, and inequalities into numeric written expressions, equations, and inequalities.

Thursday/Friday:                                                       Bellringer:  Brain Teaser (Slide 71)                                   Whole Group:  ISN:  Page 6.  Solving Equations with Variables on Both Sides                                                      Algebra Nation Practice Book — Page 22, #1-5  (printed page)                                                      

Small Groups:  Task Cards  (ten cards)      

Independent: Khan Academy — Equations with variables on both sides (4 questions)

All IEP and ESOL accommodations provided daily.



Assignments Due

Riddle Worksheet, IXLs H.1, H.2, H.4, J.3, J.4, J.5, Task Cards, Khan Academy assignments.

Additional Resources

Khan Academy videos – type any topic in search bar followed by Khan Academy to find an instructional video for additional support.                                                                                       http://www.khanacademy.org/

IXL – Provides support for any grade level math standard.

Algebra Nation – Provides additional support based on unit of study.