Monday – Cognitive Tutor Lab

Scotland Yards – Revisiting Equations & Inequalities Learning Targets

1. Demonstrate how different sets of numbers are related □.

2. Solve equations that involve:

□ CLT, □ Distributive Property, □ VOBS, □ Complicated & □ Special situations.

3. Solve real-world problems by solving equations □.

4. Identify number properties □.

5. Use number properties to justify a step to simplify an expression or solve an equation □.

6. Model, solve and graph inequalities □.

**Tuesday – Assessment Solving Equations & Inequalities **(Targets #2, 3, 5, 6).

*See Friday post for examples / practice problems/online resources.*

Questions students can ask themselves to “walk through” basic equations:

• Do I have (parentheses)? Then distribute.

• Do I have “like terms” on the same side together? Then combine like terms (CLT).

• Do I have variables on both sides of equation / inequality? Move them to one side…good idea to get rid of the smaller term.

• 2-step Equation? Add or Subtract the constant (just the number); Multiply or Divide by the variables coefficient (# in front of variable).

Students not achieving at least 80% … Teacher Action – I will work with them individually in the lab on Thursday.

Wednesday – Complete work with Number Sets, Number Properties & Closure…see Student unit organizer.

Thursday – Cognitive Tutor Lab (individual instruction with students based Tuesday assessment)

Friday – Tuesday Assessment returned / Reassess & Quiz (formative assessment) on Targets #1, 4.

Looking Ahead…next unit “Down on the Farm” Relations & Functions

I love Mrs. Wilson!!!! (: