Lesson Plan

Solving Multi-Step Equations

Equations will be solved using addition, subtraction, multiplication, or division
JoAntonette K.
Classroom teacher
Harris County Leadership Academy
Katy, United States
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My Grades 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
My Subjects Math

Students will be able to...

1.  Use the Distributive Property

2.  Combine like terms

3.  Use the inverse operation


Grades 9 – 11
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1 Hook/Attention Getter

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Write a 5 question Kahoot to review the previous lesson or prior knowledge.

Review vocabulary terms: constants (integers) and variables

Rules for adding, subtracting, multiplying, and dividing intergers.

Solving one step equations using addition, subtraction, multiplication or division.  For example: x + 5 = 6

Given the operation, use the opposite operation to solve the problem.  If addition use subtraction to solve or if multiplication use division to solve and vice versa.

Student Instructions

Answer the kahoot review questions.

2 Direct Instruction

Activity: Presenting

Board examples will be demonstrated

3x + 4 = 19

Step 1.  Identify the operation and use the opposite to move the constant to the other side.

Step 2.  Combine like terms

Step 3.  Solve for the variable

Student Instructions

Take notes on examples given

3 Guided Practice

Activity: Exploring

3 to 4 problems will be written on the board and will be worked out together

1.  2x - 3 = 13

2.  4x + 2 = 18

3.  -6x - 3 = 21


Student Instructions

actively participate by asking questions or volunteer to solve at the board

4 Independent practice

Using the smart tv, a lesson will be presented using the Khan Academy website on the topic.



Student Instructions

To follow along with the Khan lesson, take notes, and answer any assessment questions.

5 Wrap Up

Activity: Assessing

Give students a slip of paper with 1 question to solve algebraically and list with particular steps were used to get to the answer.

Student Instructions

Using examples and notes to solve exit ticket problem