Heather
Stephan
WESTERN MIDDLE,
ELON,
NC

7th Grade Math :
Unit #6 - Equations :
Lesson #4

Objective:
Students will be able to solve a one step equation using inverse operations AND check their work.

1 Launch -
10 minutes

Opener: As students enter the room, they will immediately pick up and begin working on the opener – **Instructional Strategy - Process for openers**. This method of working and going over the opener lends itself to allow students to construct viable arguments and critique the reasoning of others, which is **mathematical practice 3**.

**Learning Target: **After completion of the opener, I will address the day’s learning targets to the students. For today's lesson, the intended target is “I can use inverse operations to solve a one-step equation.” Students will jot the learning target down in their agendas (our version of a student planner, there is a place to write the learning target for every day).

resources

rr Opener.docx

https://betterlesson.com/lesson/resource/2628258/opener
2 Explore -
45 minutes

Relay Race: Instructional Strategy - Relay RaceIn this activity, students will be working with their table groups, persevering through problems and reasoning with one another (**mathematical practice 1 and 3**) until they can get the same answers I got - or prove me wrong! The problems in the relay race require that students pay close attention to signs and steps, and students should check their work with available tools! (**mathematical practices 5 and 6**).

resources

around the room.docx

https://betterlesson.com/lesson/resource/2628259/relay-race
One Step Review Smartboard.pdf

https://betterlesson.com/lesson/resource/2628262/one-step-review-smartboard-pdf
rr smartboard.notebook

https://betterlesson.com/lesson/resource/2628260/smartboard
2013-05-06 11.22.22.mov

https://betterlesson.com/lesson/resource/2771389/instructional-strategy-relay-race
Relay Race

Data Analysis

After looking through the Student Work, I am pleased with the progress my students have made throughout this entire week. Let's face it, the week started off rough - my students looked at me like I had 65 heads when I was telling them to flip fractions and so forth. Now, looking through the work - I can see that they've got it. One thing that I did not encourage, yet I see in their work that shows me that they do understand, is that some students will write / 2/3 (divide by two-thirds), but when they go to the other side, they will write * 3/2. That shows me that they understand that they are dividing by 2/3, but that is really the same as multiplying by the reciprocal. YES! Steps in the right direction :)

Student Work - Relay Race.pdf

https://betterlesson.com/lesson/resource/2628317/student-work
3 Summary -
5 minutes

relay race summary video.wmv

https://betterlesson.com/lesson/section/38709/one-step-equations-review-relay-race