Lesson Plan

Solving 2 step equations

App on solving 2 step equations
Lynne M.
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My Subjects English Language Arts, Math, Science, Social Studies

Students will be able to solve 2 step equations when finished with this lesson. 

Grades 9 – 12
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1 Hook

Activity: Presenting — Topic will be introduced to the students via a video

Students will view a quick video on solving two-step equations to introduce the topic. The video will go through the process and help students to see how to begin to solve them. I plan on tapping into the students prior knowledge and help them to see math in a new light. This video is funny and will catch the students' attention and make them see how fun learning can be. 

2 Direct instruction

Activity: Investigating — Students will begin to understand the process of solving 2 step equations

Students will view an in-depth video on how to solve 2 step equations using a Khan Academy. This will provide students step by step instructions on how to solve for x.

3 Guided practice

Activity: Exploring — Students will work with various teacher made examples

As a whole group students will work through teacher generated examples involving various kinds on 2 step equations. This will allow students to have a chance to ask any necessary questions before going off on their own. 

4 independent practice

Activity: Assessing — Student will practice on own

Students will use computers to access website where they can practice this new skill. They get immediate feedback so they know whether or not they are on the right track. 

5 Wrap-up

Activity: Assessing — Students will be assessed on how well they understand the process

Students will be assigned a teacher made worksheet that goes through the various types of 2 step equations. This will be assigned for students to complete on their own so that they can be assessed on how well they know the overall process.