__Lesson Plans for Resource Math 8__

## Monday, September 15, 2014

__Bellwork__

Students will complete Math Minute 4 from

*8th Grade Math Minutes*.

__Common Core Standard__

8.EE.C.7: Solve linear equations in one variable.

__(One-Step Equations)__

Lesson

Lesson

1. The teacher will review the rules for adding, subtracting, multiplying, and dividing integers.

2. Students will finish the integers quiz that they began working on last Friday.

3. The teacher will generate interest in the lesson by showing students a photograph of a flock of birds and giving them an interesting word problem. Students will be challenged to write an equation to go with the words.

4. The teacher will distribute vocabulary forms. Students will put them in the vocabulary section of their math binders.

5. Vocabulary: definitions of expression, equation, coefficient, variable, operation, and constant.

6. The teacher will give each student 2 colored pencils (different colors).

7. Journal entry: The teacher will model steps for solving one-step equations. Students will copy sample problems into their journals using the colored pencils to highlight the variable and separate the two expressions.

8. Guided practice using SmartBoard, dry erase boards and markers

9. If time allows, students will work in cooperative pairs to complete one step equations task cards.

__Closing__

Group discussion: each student will share one specific thing he/she learned in math today.

__Homework__

Students will complete "One-Step Equations" worksheet.

__Other__

The teacher will discuss procedures for completing a lesson in Study Island.

There are more links on my webpage that students can use to practice solving equations.

__Files__

one_step_equation_word_problem.docx | |

File Size: | 20 kb |

File Type: | docx |

solving_one-step_equations.pdf | |

File Size: | 19 kb |

File Type: |

## Tuesday, September 16, 2014

__Bellwork__

Students will turn in their homework to the homework tray.

Students will begin work on solving several one-step equations in their math journals.

__Common Core Standard__

8.EE.C.7: Solve linear equations in one variable.

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Lesson

Lesson

1. Students will finish the diagnostic pretest in Study Island and the STAR Math test.

2. Individual students who finish early will begin working on one-step equations task cards with a partner(s).

3. If time allows, the teacher will go over homework with the class.

__Homework__

Log into XtraMath. Complete one lesson.

Complete "One-Step Equations 2."

__Other__

There will be a quiz over one-step equations on Friday.

There are more links on my webpage that students can use to practice solving equations.

__Files__

solving_one-step_equations_2.pdf | |

File Size: | 47 kb |

File Type: |

## Wednesday, September 17, 2014

__Bellwork__

Students will complete Math Minute 5 from

*8th Grade Math Minutes*.

Students will turn in homework to the homework tray.

__Common Core Standard__

8.EE.C.7: Solve linear equations in one variable.

__Lesson__(One-Step Equations Continued)

1. The teacher will review steps for solving one-step equations.

2. The teacher will go over answers to the homework.

3. In cooperative pairs, students will complete one-step equations task cards. When finished, students will get answer key from the teacher to self-check their work.

4. Individual students who finish early will use laptops to complete equations lesson in Study Island and to explore equations links on teacher's webpage.

Closing

Closing

Students will take 3-5 minutes to discuss what they have learned about solving equations.

__Homework__

Complete an XtraMath lesson.

Complete "One-Step Equations 3."

__Other__

There will be a quiz over one-step equations on Friday.

There are more links on my webpage that students can use to practice solving equations.

__Files__

solving_one-step_equations_3.pdf | |

File Size: | 48 kb |

File Type: |

## Thursday, September 18, 2014

__Bellwork__

In their math journals, students will complete several one-step equations problems.

Students will turn in homework to the homework tray.

__Common Core Standard__

8.EE.C.7: Solve linear equations in one variable.

__(Two-Step Equations)__

Lesson

Lesson

1. The teacher will generate interest in the lesson by showing the YouTube video at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O4wahq8KzXA

2. Journal entry: steps for solving and examples of two-step equations

3. Guided practice with dry erase boards and markers: two-step equations

4. Class cooperative game: http://www.math-play.com/Two-Step-Equations-Game.html

5. In cooperative pairs, students will begin working to complete two-step equations task cards.

Closing

Closing

Students will have 3 minutes to complete an exit ticket with several two-step equations. Students will be given 2 minutes to discuss the problems with a peer before turning in their exit tickets.

__Homework__

Complete an XtraMath lesson.

Complete "Solving Two-Step Equations" worksheet.

__Other__

There will be a quiz over one-step equations tomorrow.

There are more links on my webpage that students can use to practice solving equations.

__Files__

solving_two-step_equations.pdf | |

File Size: | 21 kb |

File Type: |

## Friday, September 19, 2014

__Bellwork__

Students will complete a sampling of one- and two-step equations in their math journals.

Students will turn in homework to the homework tray.

__Common Core Standard__

8.EE.C.7: Solve linear equations in one variable.

__(One- and Two-Step Equations)__

Lesson

Lesson

1. The teacher will review steps for solving one- and two-step equations.

2. Students will take a quiz over one-step equations.

3. Students will participate in a math stations activity circulating around the room completing two-step equations task cards they began working on Thursday. The teacher will meet with individual students and small groups to go over the homework and provide additional guided practice as needed. Students will self-check completed task cards answer sheets against the teacher key after showing the teacher their completed sheets.

Closing

Closing

Students will complete an exit ticket: "This week in math I learned..........................."

__Homework__

Log into XtraMath. Complete one lesson.

Students will complete "Solving one- and Two-Step Equations Review" worksheet.

__Other__

There are more links on my webpage that students can use to practice solving equations.

__Files__

http://www.brightstorm.com/math/algebra/solving-equations/solving-two-step-equations/