We are nearing the end of the second full week of school and we are off to a great start in Algebra. I was out sick earlier this week and have scrambled to keep up since then so I apologize that I failed to post lesson plans for the week. Here is a brief synopsis of what we have done this week:
Monday: Review of Solving Two-step and Multi-step equations; Assignment- Lesson 1.2 pg. 12-15 Monitoring Progress problems #1-11.
Tuesday: Continued review of equations; Assignment- Lesson 1.2 pg.16-18 #9,10,15,16,20,25,30,31,40,42,46.
Wednesday: Students will work on solving equations with variables on both sides using the distributive property with fractions, and special cases of no solution or infinitely many solutions. We will place a foldable in our journal with the three types of solutions. Assignment- Lesson 1.3 pg. 22-24 Monitoring Progress problems #1-8.
Thursday: Discuss #8 more thoroughly and talk about using verbal representations of equations. Students will place an example in their journals of how to check your solutions when fraction operations are involved. Assignment- Check the solutions to the Monitoring Progress problems from Wednesday’s assignment.
Friday: Students will take a Quiz over solving and checking equations. Then we will begin a lesson on rewriting equations and formulas. Assignment- Lesson 1.4 Monitoring Progress problems #1-7.