**Title:** It’s a Party! Solving Multi-step Equations

**Description:**
Often students are confused about ‘where to start’ when solving a multi-step equation. In this lesson the equation is labeled as a ‘party’. The 'host' is labeled (x) with remaining operations being labeled according to their relationship to the host (friends, family, acquaintances, etc...). Technology assignments are used as one method to assess student understanding.This lesson plan was created as a result of the Girls Engaged in Math and Science, GEMS Project funded by the Malone Family Foundation.

**Standard(s): **

[MA2013] AL1 (9-12) 17: Solve linear equations and inequalities in one variable, including equations with coefficients represented by letters. [A-REI3]