Goal- The goal for the lesson is to keep the students engaged throughout the whole
lesson so that
they will succeed in learning how to solve multi step equations. Students need
to understand the
concept of combining like terms .
Examples- Solving one step equations with an extra variable along with combining like
terms without any equation .
Purpose- 1) 7.A.4 Solve multi-step equations by combining like terms, using the
distributive property, or
moving variables to one side of the equation
2) 7.PS.8 Understand how to break a complex problem into simpler parts or use a
problem type to solve a problem
3) 7.RP.2 Use mathematical strategies to reach a conclusion
4) 7.CM.9 Increase their use of mathematical vocabulary and language when
Procedure- 1) Students come in and work on problems solving one step equations for an
2) Students are shown what it means to combine like terms and why you do this.
3) Students are shown how to solve multi step equations .
4) Students are given examples to work on in class. Each question is posted and
are given time to answer. It will be true/false and multiple choice questions.
The students will answer
using the iclicker so that student understanding is observed easily.
Modifications- 1) May have to make print outs of example questions done in class for visual
2) Partner/ Group work if some students are incapable of working with iclicker.
3) Additional time enabled for students who need the extra help and don’t grasp
understanding of material.
4) More time enabled for students that need more time solving the examples and
answers in with the iclicker.
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