Author:
Kate Poprik
Subject:
Mathematics
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Level:
Middle School
Tags:
Blended Learning, Combining Like Terms, Equations
License:
Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial Share Alike
Language:
English
Media Formats:
Downloadable docs

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Solving Equations by Combining Like Terms Lesson

Solving Equations by Combining Like Terms Lesson

Overview

This lesson includes two versions: 1. Blended Learning in person instruction and 2. remote learning for virtual teaching.

The lesson focuses on solving equations that require simplifying each side by combining like terms. 

In the lesson the students will do a review activity of simplifying expressions by combining like terms then are posed with a problem of the day that requires that skill to solve a multi-step equation. The lesson provides questions to lead discussion and how to help guide students during their learning process. There is a blend of individual practice and partner work for collaboration. In the remote setting, the collaboration piece is a self checking activity of them practicing the new skill. It allows an opportunity for students to share their thought processes and reflection.

It would be a great lesson after two step equations have been taught and starting multi-step equations involving combining like terms. 

Activities: 1. Review of combining like terms online practice and video 2. problem of the day 3. video lesson on new topic 4. around the room collaboration/virtual self checking around the room. 5. Reflection/Summary students summarize their understanding using vocaroo 6. apply new skill to solve problem of the day 7. Challenge question apply new skill to an application problem.

Overview:

This lesson includes two versions: 1. Blended Learning in person instruction and 2. remote learning for virtual teaching.

The lesson focuses on solving equations that require simplifying each side by combining like terms. In the lesson the students will do a review activity of simplifying expressions by combining like terms then are posed with a problem of the day that requires that skill to solve a multi-step equation.

The lesson provides questions to lead discussion and how to help guide students during their learning process.

There is a blend of individual practice and partner work for collaboration. In the remote setting, the collaboration piece is a self checking activity of them practicing the new skill. It allows an opportunity for students to share their thought processes and reflection.It would be a great lesson after two step equations have been taught and starting multi-step equations involving combining like terms. 

Activities: 1. Review of combining like terms online practice and video 2. problem of the day 3. video lesson on new topic 4. around the room collaboration/virtual self checking around the room. 5. Reflection/Summary students summarize their understanding using vocaroo 6. apply new skill to solve problem of the day 7. Challenge question apply new skill to an application problem.