Unit 3: Linear Equations & Inequalities in 1 Variable

This unit focuses on the algebra of equations and inequalities in one variable. Students deepen their understanding of the properties of equality and how the basic mathematical operations can be used to transform expressions, equations, and inequalities. These understandings form a basis for students to solve equations and inequalities in one variable and to rearrange formulas to isolate a specific quantity. Students use algebraic tools and concepts to investigate and interpret equations in a useful way.

Time frame:
4 weeks
Essential Questions: 
  • How can we represent information symbolically?
  • How do we prove that our solutions to problems are correct?
  • How are different representations related to each other?
Overall Unit Flow:
Initial Task Developmental Lessons Closure & Assessment
1 lesson 3 weeks (approximately 1 week per big idea) 1 week