Students will watch video clips on how to solve one and two-step equations, found at math-videos-online.com at http://www.math-videos-online.com/teaching-linear-equations.html and Interactive Algebra at http://www.mathsnet.net/algebra/l2_equation.html

After the tutorials, students are instructed to complete practice problems which are used as an assessment. (see attachment).

The students are instructed to visit an Interactive game website to play games as they solve equations. The games are found at www.math-play.com.

After the students have played on the interactive game website, they are given the following questions to answer:

Questions:

What does the number 8 represent in the expression 8 + 12a?

What does the 12a represent in the expression 8 + 12a?

What does this expression assume about the growth of an alligator over its lifetime?

The students will answer these questions in their math journals, and turn their journals in at the end of the webquest.

The last assignment is for groups (arranged by teacher) to create a presentation on how to solve one and two-step equations. Students will present to the class. The rubric for the presentation is attached.