Q1W9 Pre-Algebra

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TeacherCarol Barnes
Subject AreaPre-Algebra
Grade Level8th
Week #Q1W9 Oct. 11-15
Unit of InstructionFocus 4 Solving Multi-Step Equations
Standard(s) Taught


Solve linear equations in one variable.

  1. 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).

  2. 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


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

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


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

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

Classroom Activities

Monday:                                                                                                                                                 Bellringer:  Solve one-step equations:  2x = 18;  x/2 = 6;  x – 5 = 15;  x + 4 = 6                                                                                                       

Whole Group:   Review the Distributive Property on the board:  2(x +4) = 10;  -4(x – 3) = 14;  -(x – 2) = 4                                                                                                                                     Interactive Student Notebook (ISN) – Page 12 Two-step equations with distributive property and combining like terms on the same side of equations.

Small Groups:  IXL   (7th grade) R.12 Distributive Property,   IXL  Y.8 with a partner to 80%                                                                                                                                                                                     

Independent:   IXL Y.9, Y.11

Wednesday:                                                                                                                                       Bellringer:  Solve equations:  3(x – 2) = 4;  2(x + 5) = 20

Whole Group:  Equations with variables on both sides.  3x + 4 + 2x = 14;  -5x – 3 + 10x = 27;  8 + 2x -4 = 10

Individual:                                                                                                                                      IXLs — Y.12 (80%)

Thursday:                                                                                                                                      Bellringer:  Brain Teaser (Slide 71)                                                                                                  Whole Group:                                                                                                                                 Interactive Student Notebook (ISN) — Review Page 6.  Write some problems on the board to practice whole group using the properties.                                                                     Small Group:                                                                                                                                     Worksheet simplifying using properties                                                                       Independent:                                                                                                                                      Khan Academy — Two-Step Equations with like terms to combine.

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Assignments Due

IXL Y.8, Y.9, Y.11,  and Y.12

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