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In this lesson we focus on solving equations and inequalities in one variable.

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Create equations and inequalities in one variable and use them to solve problems. Include equations arising from linear and quadratic functions, and simple rational and exponential functions.

Solve linear equations and inequalities in one variable, including equations with coefficients represented by letters.

Create equations and inequalities in one variable and use them to solve problems.

Solve linear equations and inequalities in one variable, including equations with coefficients represented by letters.

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This resource was reviewed using the Curriki Review rubric and received an overall Curriki Review System rating of 3, as of 2012-10-20.

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Appropriate Pedagogy: 3

Kathleen Russ

October 31, 2012

I think this lesson plan is, for the most part, excellent. It does a good job of not only working through the concepts, but also of allowing students time to practice. The group work aspect, too, was well done; having students explain their processes to each other, and giving them the opportunity to help each other, should be really beneficial to everyone. One thing I might add, though, would be some mention of students’ prior knowledge. As it is now, it is difficult to tell what students will be expected to know going in, without looking through each of the previous lessons specifically; I think it would be helpful to have at least mention the concepts necessary, for quick reference if nothing else.

Kathryn Pafford

October 31, 2012

The lesson plan is highly detailed and I like it very much! It is very well thought out and group oriented. For someone like me who is weak in math this would be a good activity. All the colors and pictures and examples of the problems! My cup of tea.

Jacob Power

October 31, 2012

I thought the lesson was very strong and contained a number of good real-world applications for students. I particularly thought the emphasis on group-work and small-group practice allows for students to build upon each others strengths and emphasizes cooperative learning strategies. However, I think that the "Focus Question" could have been restructured or revisited later in the lesson to reconnect with the skills of addition and subtraction. This would link the whole lesson together into one fluid theme, emphasizing real-world activity.

Nick Ferrara

October 31, 2012

The lesson was very thorough and allowed students to work individually and with partners to understand inequalities. I like that there are various questions and assignments throughout the lesson, I just don't know if there will be enough time to assess each student in just one class period.

Maddie Riley

October 31, 2012

I love the different group activities this lesson utilizes in a math lesson, which is very unusual. I think that it has a lot going on for a 50-minute lesson, so I might cut back a bit on the group activity work, and maybe focus more on individual work. Overall, though, I think it's an effective lesson plan!

Allyssa Halverson

October 31, 2012

I felt like this lesson was very well written and was very comprehensive. I could see a SMARTBoard being a great resource for this lesson. Students could come up to the board and draw on the number lines already created by the teacher for practice. Overall, I think that this lesson would be a great way to teach a class inequalities.

Perla Pimentel

October 31, 2012

It was such a great lesson plan! My only criticism is that it might not be super user-friendly what with the very very detailed explanations. But other than that and a few other minor things, this is so great.

Shelby Boehm

October 31, 2012

I really enjoyed your lesson plan and thought it was extremely thorough and well thought out. I especially loved the interactive game and video that you plan on having your students watch. I enjoyed the visuals that you used as well. The only negative opinion I have about this lesson is it seemed like a lot of activities for one 50 minute class period.

Alicia Henry

October 31, 2012

This lesson plan is very detailed and I think it offers good material to give the students practice on equations and inequalities. I liked all the resources available for the teacher and that several parts of the lesson include partner or group work to enhance the student's understanding of the material. My only concern is that with the students coming up with so many questions by themselves, I hope the in class practice problems and the homework include questions that are gradually harder and require more in-depth critical thinking.

Yasemin Gürgan

October 31, 2012

This lesson uses a lot of different resources to help supplement the lesson. I also liked that the lesson incorporates an example that the students can relate to and see how the topic is useful and pertinent in their lives. I did not find the extension activity to be helpful or interesting at all. I feel that there could be better activities used.

Amanda Tasolides

October 31, 2012

I think that this is a very well thought out lesson plan with a lot of group work and practice questions. I like the fact that students will work in groups because it will be beneficial for the students that may need additional help with the material. I think the warm up activity should be a question that the teacher comes up with rather than the students because if a student does not have the skills or the knowledge then there is wasted time. I really liked this lesson plan, however I think it may be a little too long and there will not be enough time to cover all the planned things.

Maggie Gablehouse

October 31, 2012

This lesson has a lot of different forms of understanding how to solve inequalities. A lot of students work better with visual representations in math lessons, and this lesson uses this in a number of ways. However, there could have been a better description of the homework assignment.

Danielle Buchbinder

October 31, 2012

This lesson plan was very in-depth. It had many resources for both teachers and students to prepare themselves. However, I think that instead of worksheets, technology could have been used more to help visualize what the problems were asking as well as integrate the math with more real world problems. Overall, I thought the lesson plan was well thought out and good!

Jared Schwartz

October 31, 2012

Very thorough lesson plan that should adequately cover the entire topic, but I hope that because I can't see the homework assignment and what will actually be covered in the class notes, I hope that there is a wide variety of examples so that the overall understanding of inequalities is strong. I also like the fact that there is an extension activity, but I feel like there would not be time to do it.

Alexis Coryell

October 31, 2012

This lesson plan has alot of great extra resources for teachers to use to teach their students about inequalities. I also like how detailed it is. However, the negative side to that is that there doesn't leave alot of room for flexibility in case of incidentals.

Brittany Steinke

The lesson is very well thought out. A few suggestions; split addition and subtraction from multiplication and division. This would allow the students to be less stressed about learning four new concepts in one lesson. It would also allow for less clutter in how many worksheets you are handing out. Too many handouts can get confusing for students. Overall the lesson was informative, and the technology you chose was perfect for the lesson.

Staci Buckhalter

Overall, I think that it is a good lesson plan. I think that the map provides a great way for the students to visualize what the inequality they are solving stands for. Math is a subject that is hated by a lot of students, but this is an activity that I think will help them think better of math in the long run.

Chris Moldes

I feel this lesson is extremely impressive with respect to technology integration and student engagement. I feel the multiple instances of group work help reinforce the notion in students' minds. Being paired with another student could also help when one has a question, as the other student may be able to explain it in a way that makes it easier to understand. The use of Google Maps to help gauge how far the girl can ride on her bike was genius.

Daphne Valcourt

Amazing lesson plan. It is so detailed and organized and is bound to be effective, I just think that, like a previous poster has stated, it seems like a lot for a 50 minute class, but if you can accomplish this, then I believe that you will most definitely be able to effectively teach your class mathematics in a comprehensive way.

Allison Bullard

This lesson plan is extremely thorough and detailed. I think it has more than enough information and resources for the teachers and students. However, I think that there is actually too much content in the lesson plan. One who didn't write the lesson plan might feel overwhelmed. I also think that the students prior knowledge on the topic needs to be addressed at some point. I think that the teacher and students could benefit from using some technology in the lesson, possibly a smartboard? It could help the students learn by having to solve the problems on the smartboard. Overall I thought it was a great lesson.

Lauren Caffee

I thought that this lesson was very well done. I think, though, that the assessment activity would take more than 5 minutes for most students to complete. It might be good to build a little extra time into the lesson plan, just in case. Also, it would be good if the vocabulary activity at the beginning of class involved vocabulary words related specifically to this lesson so that students can become familiar with lots of examples of how the words are used.

Spencer Norman-Gerard

This lesson is extremely extensive, it is constantly switching things up for the students which is good because it keeps them from getting bored and losing focus. It also provides so many other great resources for teachers to use if they tried to use this lesson in their classrooms. All in all it's very helpful, organized, and engaging.

In this lesson we focus on solving equations and inequalities in one variable.

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