Math lesson for 6th grade teaching equations and inequalities. Worked examples, guided practice, and instructor notes.
NEW 3.0 version includes a new NOTES feature: helpful tips for students, self-explanation questions, further information, and even suggestions for extension or family involvement--for every question and example!
Guzinta Math: Equations and Inequalities focuses on writing simple equations and inequalities given situations and descriptions and solving simple equations using a variety of strategies, including inverse operations. Students use an interactive tool, the Variable Calculator, to reason with algebraic expressions and equations, and are able to review division facts with the Division interactive tool.
For one-on-one or whole-class mathematics instruction, use this Guzinta Math lesson as a supplement for teaching about setting up and solving equations and representing inequalities--key concepts in 6th grade. The app includes detailed instructor notes for each guided practice problem, with notes about extending discussion around each worked example and problem.
This lesson begins with an interactive introduction featuring Sal the Lizard, using inequalities and equations to catch flies on the number line. The interactive tool helps orient students to discerning the meaning of inequality and equality statements relative to the number line.
Instructors and/or students can turn on and use the new canvas feature (with improved writing functionality) in the app to write all over the screen--take notes, highlight key terms and ideas, show work, etc.
The second and third modules include interactive models--the Variable Calculator and Division Practice model--that are used to further support students' mastery of algebraic expression construction and interpretation, as well as basic operation facts. A division interactive tool is included here because division is one of the most tricky operations in which to gain fluency. Use the interactive Division tool, along with the drawing canvas and Hide tool, to practice division with students. Strong number skills are important foundations for algebra learning.