Writing Task 6.EE.5

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Examine the algebraic thinking of young mathematicians with this short writing exercise. Provided with two single variable algebraic equations, learners must solve each and provide a written explanation for why the solutions are the same.

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CCSS: Designed
Concepts

Instructional Ideas

  • Use this as a warm-up activity during a lesson on solving two-step equations; students can discuss their answers with a partner, small group, or the entire class
  • Implement this writing exercise as a formative assessment during a lesson series on solving algebraic equations
Classroom Considerations

  • Part B of the exercise may need to be reworded to make it more clear that it's referring to the solution of the previous equation
Pros

  • Includes simple algebraic equations that allow individuals to focus on the steps taken to solve them
  • Exercise is downloadable as a Word document that can be edited
Cons

  • None
Common Core