Total Duration: 
31 to 60 Minutes 
Materials and Resources: 
Notebook Pencil Calculator Websites: https://www.desmos.com/calculator Devices: iPad, Chromebook, or MacBook for every student Worksheets: Bell Ringer Substitution  for the interactive whiteboard  attachment section Equations by Substitution  make copies for all students  attachment section Exit Slip Substitution  for the interactive whiteboard  attachment section Accelerated Systems of Equations  make copies for accelerated students  attachment section 
Technology Resources Needed: 
Desktop computer with interactive whiteboard for teacher https://www.desmos.com/calculator iPad, Chromebook, or MacBook for every student  to graph the lines to check for accuracy

Background/Preparation: 
Teacher: The lesson will be taught in one class period. The teacher will need to preview the video from Khan Academy. The website has many example problems, and the teacher can use as many as necessary. This lesson needs to be taught after introducing the first part of the lesson, "System of Equations  Part 1 Graphing." Student: The student will need to know how to solve multistep equations. When an equation has two variables, the student will need to know how to solve in terms of one variable. The student will need to be familiar with the Substitution Property. The substitution property of equality states that if x = y, then x can be substituted in for y in any equation, and y can be substituted for x in any equation. The following is an example: x = 2 and y = 4 2x + 3y 8 evaluate .... 2(2) + 3(4)  8 = 4 + 12  8 = 8 Substitution means to replace the variable in one equation with what the variable is equal to from the other equation. 
Before: As students enter the room, the teacher will display the bell ringer on the interactive whiteboard. The students will write their answers on their own paper. The teacher will make an informal assessment. Students must be able to solve multistep equations in order to solve systems of equations by substitution. The teacher will solicit students to answer the bell ringer. During: *The lesson will be taught in one class period.* 1. The teacher will start the video from Khan Academy: https://www.khanacademy.org/math/cceighthgrademath/cc8thsystemstopic/cc8thsystemswithsubstitution/v/thesubstitutionmethod. 2. The teacher can show many types of examples. The website has lines in standard form as well as yintercept form. The teacher will stop the video and revisit the concept of solving in terms of "y" or "x". Example: 3x + 6y = 9 3x + 6y  6y = 9  6y subtract 6y from both sides 3x = 6y  9 put the "y" term in front 3x/3 = 6y/3  9/3 divide everything by 3 x = 2y  3 solved for "x" in terms of "y" 3. The teacher will do an informal assessment to check for understanding. The teacher will start the video again. 4. As the video finishes the last example, the teacher will open the website, DESMOS.com (https://www.desmos.com/calculator). The teacher will type in the two equations and see where the two lines cross. The teacher will show the students that the solution will be the same. The teacher will tell the students that the method does not change the solution. 5. The teacher will hand out the worksheet, "Equations by Substitution" from the attachment section. The teacher will allow the students to work in groups with at least two technology devices. The students must show their work. One of the students in the group will use online graphing tool to check the answers. The teacher will monitor the groups and their discussions. The teacher may extend the time for some groups or assign a peertutor. 6. The teacher will check for understanding by asking the groups to work the problems on the interactive whiteboard. *The lesson concludes day 2 and the next day will be elimination.* After: The teacher will display the exit slip from the attachment section on the interactive whiteboard. The students will answer on their own paper and turn in when they leave the room. 
Attachments: **Some files will display in a new window. Others will prompt you to download. 
Assessment Strategies 
Informal: The teacher will assess the students' understanding with the bell ringer and the video. The teacher will monitor the students in the groups to check for accurate use of terminology as well as comprehension of the mathematical concept. Formal: The teacher will use the exit slip for the formal assessment. The student will show all the work to explain the solution. 
Acceleration: 
The accelerated students will have a challenging worksheet to complete. The assignment is in the attachment section called "Challenging Equations". 
Intervention: 
The teacher will place students in groups of 4. The teacher will assign a peertutor. The teacher will let the groups use a technological device. The student will use the online graphing website to check their answers. The teacher can extend the time or shorten the number of problems. 
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