Solving One-Step Equations Lesson Plan By Derek Daniels and Tracy Meyer
Subject • Primary Subject – Math • Secondary Subject – Algebra • Grade Level – 9th grade • Using basic algebra equations in everyday situations
Lesson Objectives & Goals • To learn the first steps in solving polynomial equations using 1 unknown variable. • Goal: all students will participate in activities and have practice completing problems before the end of the lesson.
Sunshine State Standard MA.912.A.3.1 Solve linear equations in one variable that include simplifying algebraic expressions
List of Resources • PowerPoint • Smartboard • Internet • YouTube • Games • Calculator • Document Reader • Hand Held Calculator
References • Ijustwannajam (poster). (October 3, 2009). Why math is important [video]. Retrieved from http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gDkd0Vaxf-c&feature=player_detailpage • Popovici, Doina (producer). (October 22, 2008). Hoop Shoot [game]. Retrieved from http://www.math-play.com/One-Step-Equation-Game.html • Larson, R., Boswell, L., Kinold, T.D., & Stiff, L. (2011). Algebra 2, 162-169.
Solving One-Step Equations Algebra One Chapter 3 Lesson 1
Variables • In algebraic expressions, letters represent variables. These letters are actually numbers in disguise. They can be any letter and represent an unknown.
Why Math is Important http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gDkd0Vaxf-c&feature=player_detailpage
Addition Property of Equality X-a=b x-a+a=b+a x=b+a X-5=3 x-5+5=3+5 x=3+5
Subtraction Property of Equality X+a=bx+a-a=b-ax=b-a X+5=8x+5-5=8-5x=8-5
Practice Problems Solve each equation. Check your solution.
HOMEWORK Page 137 1-37 odd 54-61 all