Title: Algebraic Equations Subject/Course: Algebra Concepts
Topic: Equations
Grade(s):
___8___ Designer(s): Benjamin Moore 

Stage
1 – Desired Results 

Established Goal(s)
M8A1 Students will use algebra to represent, analyze, and solve problems. a. Represent a given situation using algebraic expressions or equations in one variable. b. Simplify and evaluate algebraic expressions. c. Solve algebraic equations in one variable, including equations involving absolute values. d. Interpret solutions in problem contexts.


Understanding(s)
Students
will understand that... 1. Students need to understand what has to be done when they are asked to solve an equation with decimals and fractions.

Essential
Question(s) 1. How are rational numbers added, subtracted, multiplied, and divided? Q 


Students will know... The students need to know the basic rules for dealing with rational numbers and fractions. Vocabulary includes natural numbers, rational numbers, whole numbers, and cross products.
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Students will be able to... 1. Represent data interchangeably in the forms of equations, tables, and graphs 2. Determine the relationship between a numbers in a set 


Stage
2 – Assessment Evidence 


Performance
Task(s) Summary in G.R.A.S.P.S. form 1. Each of the students will have to solve the following problem. Carlos has a 24exposure roll of film that needs to be developed. He needs one 5 x 7 enlargement & two 11 x 14 enlargements. Which is the total amount Carlos will spend for these services
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Key Criteria: Homework and quiz 

Other Evidence Teacher observations, written explanations, class participation


Stage
3 – Learning Plan 
Learning
Activities Consider the W.H.E.R.E.T.O. elements. 
I will have the students pretend that they are shopping in the mall and are
about to buy some shirts that are discounted at 29%. The students must
determine how many shirts they can buy with $85 if each shirt costs $14
given the discount and a tax rate of 7%. The purpose of this is for the students to recall the skills they learned previously dealing with decimals and percents. This activity will force them create an equation from words and come up with a rational number from a percent. They will also recall skills dealing with order of operation. 