Week of March 27, 2017
We will begin a new unit on Monday, constructing models and solving equations. The beginning of the week will focus on the models for algebra equations like 5 + 2x = 23. This should help make some of the steps to solving equations have more meaning. We will discuss how these models relate to our "penny jar" examples from a previous unit to help make more sense of what is happening in each equation. Later in the week, we will practice organizing our work to improve communicating our ideas to others. This will better prepare students for more complex equations like, -5x + 15 = 2x - 6.