## Help with teaching solving 1-variable equations

I am getting ready to teach how to solve linear equations in one variable to my Applied Algebra freshmen (not ready for Algebra 1 students). I gave a pre-assessment to them today, knowing that they had been taught how to solve them in 8th grade. I also know from their benchmark at the beginning of …

## Trying to build more self-reliant students

My Algebra 1 class is working on Common Core State Standard N.Q.1. I have two learning targets that we will be working on in succession: I can use and interpret units when solving formulas. I can perform unit conversions. I found some resources online I was happy with for actually doing the unit conversions, however, …

## Frustration over Retention

Warning – venting ahead… My Algebra 1 students today had a class-wide reassessment over three learning targets: solving linear equations, solving linear inequalities, and solving formulas for a specified variable. I had rearranged my units this year so that the unit with solving equations and inequalities was first since on the initial benchmark I gave, …

## Grateful for EnCoMPASS 2014

At this moment, I am sitting in the Philadelphia airport waiting for it to be time to board my flight home. It has been a full week in Philadelphia for me as I have been a participant in the EnCoMPASS Summer Institute. Like last year, there were 16 on site participants alongside about 15-20 Math Forum, …