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Ch 5: Equations & Inequalities in Algebra Lesson Plans

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Help your students gain full comprehension of equations and inequalities in algebra with assistance from this chapter's informative lesson plans. Strengthen your curriculum and develop quality lessons for class that improve learning outcomes for your students.

Equations & Inequalities in Algebra Lesson Plans - Chapter Summary

Developing curriculum that includes equations and inequalities in algebra has never been easier thanks to the teacher resources in this chapter. Explore informative lesson plans designed to enhance your classroom instruction and simplify the curriculum planning process. Included in this chapter are the following:

  • Algebraic expressions, inequalities, compound inequalities and linear inequalities lesson plans
  • Lessons examining common algebraic equations and how to show relationships as algebraic expressions
  • Games and activities for systems of equations
  • Lesson covering how to teach systems of equations
  • Lesson plan exploring how to solve one-step equations
  • Activities and games for two-step equations
  • Lessons examining how to solve inequalities, 'and'/'or' compound inequalities and one- and two-step linear inequalities

All lessons and lesson plans in this chapter are accessible 24/7 via any computer, smartphone or tablet. Review them in any order and as often as needed to strengthen the lesson planning process.

How It Helps

  • Curriculum standards: Ensures your lessons align with algebra educational standards.
  • Learning objectives: Helps you gauge what your students could learn as you complete the lesson planning process.
  • Activities and games: Provides fun games and activities you can use to get your students excited about equations and inequalities.

How It Works

This helpful resource offers teachers lesson plan outlines with relevant tools to make planning equations and inequalities lessons easy.

  • Find lesson plans for specific equations and inequalities topics you want to cover in class.
  • Formulate your equations and inequalities class outline using the suggested classroom tools offered in the lesson plans.
  • Share the related equations and inequalities lessons for each lesson plan with students in class to make learning fun and engaging.
  • Use related lesson quizzes to ensure your students understand the most important equations and inequalities concepts from the lessons.
  • Engage your students with relevant equations and inequalities-related activities, discussion questions or other materials found in the lesson plan outline.

34 Lessons in Chapter 5: Equations & Inequalities in Algebra Lesson Plans
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Algebraic Expressions Lesson Plan

1. Algebraic Expressions Lesson Plan

What is an algebraic expression and when are they useful? This lesson plan uses two fact-filled video lessons to explain this concept and to show different types of algebraic expressions. An activity gives students a chance to demonstrate mastery.

Expressing Relationships as Algebraic Expressions

2. Expressing Relationships as Algebraic Expressions

What do you do when you don't know what a number is but you do know how it relates to something else? You use an algebraic expression. In this lesson, we'll learn how to express relationships as algebraic expressions.

Common Algebraic Equations: Linear, Quadratic, Polynomial, and More

3. Common Algebraic Equations: Linear, Quadratic, Polynomial, and More

Watch this video lesson to see the kinds of equations that you will come across most often in algebra. Learn to distinguish them by just looking for the identifying components of each equation.

Algebraic Expressions Games & Activities

4. Algebraic Expressions Games & Activities

Algebra can be a lot of fun if you make the effort to engage students. A way to do that is to play games and involve students in activities. Here are some ideas to get you started.

Simplifying Expressions Math Activities

5. Simplifying Expressions Math Activities

Teaching students to simplify math expressions is an important part of helping students learn how to work and think algebraically. This lesson offers activities that will keep your students engaged while teaching them how to simplify expressions.

Teaching Systems of Equations

6. Teaching Systems of Equations

Systems of equations can be challenging for students because they involve applying a variety of problem-solving skills and strategies at once. This lesson gives you some ideas for teaching systems of equations to your students.

Solving Systems of Equations Games

7. Solving Systems of Equations Games

Systems of equations take time and practice, and initially they can be very daunting. Anything we can do to lighten up the learning process is worthwhile. So, check out these fun systems of equations games you can try with your students.

Systems of Equations Activities

8. Systems of Equations Activities

Systems of equations can be confusing for students, especially when they are abstract. Help your students understand them better with these fun systems of equations activities.

Solving One-Step Equations Lesson Plan

9. Solving One-Step Equations Lesson Plan

Solving one-step equations may sound simple, but for many students they're a challenge. Teach how words translate words into a math problem with clear steps and several examples. Finish up with an activity.

Defining, Translating, & Solving One-Step Equations

10. Defining, Translating, & Solving One-Step Equations

Watch this video lesson to learn how you can write a simple math equation when you are given a word problem. Learn how to translate words into math symbols. Learn the shortcuts to remember.

Two-Step Equations Games & Activities

11. Two-Step Equations Games & Activities

Being good at solving math problems is all about practice, practice, practice! Students can learn and have fun while they practice solving two-step equations with these games and activities.

Inequalities Lesson Plan

12. Inequalities Lesson Plan

Easy to read and understand, and full of examples and simple steps, this lesson plan will help you teach your students how to solve inequalities in a snap. Guided and independent work samples included, as well as a fun follow-up game.

Solving Inequalities Using Addition, Subtraction, Multiplication & Division

13. Solving Inequalities Using Addition, Subtraction, Multiplication & Division

Solving inequalities is almost identical to solving equations. By using the inverse operation for the inequality, variables are quickly isolated to find solutions.

Compound Inequalities Lesson Plan

14. Compound Inequalities Lesson Plan

This lesson plan explores calculating and graphing compound inequalities. Students will watch a video, participate in discussion questions, calculate problems, complete an activity, and take a quiz.

How to Solve 'And' & 'Or' Compound Inequalities

15. How to Solve 'And' & 'Or' Compound Inequalities

In this lesson, we will learn the difference between a conjunction and a disjunction and how to solve and graph 'and' and 'or' inequalities on the number line.

Linear Inequalities Lesson Plan

16. Linear Inequalities Lesson Plan

This lesson plan introduces students to the concept of solving inequalities with two short videos, group work and partner work. Students will practice writing and solving linear inequalities then test their knowledge with brief quizzes.

Solving One-Step Linear Inequalities

17. Solving One-Step Linear Inequalities

In this video lesson, you will learn how you can solve any kind of linear inequality that only requires one step. Learn when you need to subtract, when you need to add, when you need to multiply, and when you need to divide.

Solving Two-Step Linear Inequalities

18. Solving Two-Step Linear Inequalities

After watching this video lesson, you will be able to solve any kind of linear inequality problem where you only have to perform two steps. You will know in what order to perform each step and you will know just what kind of operation you need to do.

Teaching Graphing Inequalities on a Number Line

19. Teaching Graphing Inequalities on a Number Line

This lesson will cover methods for teaching students how to graph inequalities on a number line. It will offer basic instructions as well as ideas for assessment and differentiation to reach all learners.

Graphing Linear Inequalities Activities & Games

20. Graphing Linear Inequalities Activities & Games

Graphing linear inequalities is important for students to visualize how inequalities work. Consider using these engaging, hands-on games and activities to help students learn about graphing linear inequalities.

Graphing Systems of Linear Inequalities Activities

21. Graphing Systems of Linear Inequalities Activities

When students are learning about inequalities, consider teaching them how to graph systems of linear inequalities. Use these activities to help students graph systems of linear inequalities and interpret the graphs.

Absolute Value Inequalities Activities

22. Absolute Value Inequalities Activities

This lesson contains a few activity ideas that can help students learn about absolute value inequalities. Students will engage with absolute value inequalities in meaningful hands-on and minds-on ways.

Compound Inequalities Activities & Games

23. Compound Inequalities Activities & Games

As your class is studying inequalities, it's important to thoroughly discuss compound inequalities. Consider using these activities and games to help students understand, solve, and graph compound inequalities.

Number Sentence Activities & Games

24. Number Sentence Activities & Games

Learning how to read and solve number sentences is one of the first steps young mathematicians take toward algebra. This lesson offers activities and games that will make number sentences fun.

Linear Equations Lesson Plan for Middle School

25. Linear Equations Lesson Plan for Middle School

This lesson plan introduces graphing a linear equation, and writing it from both a table and a graph. Students will use their bodies as points to graph a linear equation to find the slope and y-intercept.

One-Step Equations Activities & Games

26. One-Step Equations Activities & Games

Teaching students how to solve one-step equations is an essential skill necessary for solving more advanced mathematical calculations. Use these activities and games to help students understand how to solve one-step equations.

Inequalities Activities for High School

27. Inequalities Activities for High School

As a high school algebra teacher, you probably devote a significant portion of your curriculum to helping students work with inequalities. This lesson offers some activities that make inequalities more hands-on.

Rational Equation Activities

28. Rational Equation Activities

Working with rational equations is an important of high school algebra. This lesson offers activities that will make it more interesting for students to work with and resolve rational equations.

Linear Systems Activities

29. Linear Systems Activities

As a high school algebra, trigonometry, or calculus teacher, you might spend some time teaching your students about linear systems. This lesson offers some activities that will help you enliven your instruction.

Solving a Rational Equation Lesson Plan

30. Solving a Rational Equation Lesson Plan

This lesson will help your students learn how to solve rational equations. Students will watch a video lesson, measure their understanding with a short quiz, and collaborate with others to solve rational equations.

How to Solve a Rational Equation

31. How to Solve a Rational Equation

A rational equation is one that contains fractions. Yes, we will be finding a common denominator that has 'x's. But no worries! Together we will use a process that will help us solve rational equations every time!

Simultaneous Equations Lesson Plan

32. Simultaneous Equations Lesson Plan

This lesson plan helps teachers instruct students on the different methods for solving simultaneous equations. Students are presented with video instruction leading to an engaging game in which to practice the skills learned.

Two-Step Equations Lesson Plan

33. Two-Step Equations Lesson Plan

This lesson plan explores detailed steps to solve two-step equations. Students will read the lesson, calculate two-step equations and play a game to solidify their understanding.

Evaluating Algebraic Expressions Activities

34. Evaluating Algebraic Expressions Activities

Algebraic expressions are number sentences that combine numbers, variables, and operations. The activities in this asset provide practice fir evaluating algebraic expressions.

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