Pre-Algebra Lesson Plans

What I call my class on the board:  “Science of Patterns”

Text:  Glencoe Accelerated Math Program

Magic Words:  “Prove It”

Warm Ups: 24 Game, Number Talks

Week .5 (Thurs and Fri):  

Day 1:
Meet the Teacher
6th Grade Reviews Procedures for lunch, changing classes, etc.
Syllabus
Play-doh Activity

Sign the Classroom Sign

Day 2:
Description of Day 2
Survivor Island

Day 3: Solar Eclipse Day!

Full Week 1 – Unit 1 Operation of Integers:

Week 1 – Day 1 – Lesson 1-2

Unit 1 Slideshow
Objective: I will translate verbal phrases into numerical expressions and use order of operations to evaluate expressions

Vocab: evaluate, order of operations, numerical expressions, PEMDAS

Problem of the Four 4’s

Activity: Chapter 1 page 8: #3-10, 21, 24, 26, 27

page 11: Inquiry Lab (if time)

Assess: Teacher observation on whiteboards

Week 1 – Day 2 – – UNIT 1  -Lesson 1-3

Unit 1 Slideshow
Objective: I will translate verbal phrases into algebraic expressions and evaluate expressions containing variables

Vocab: algebra, variable, algebraic expression, define a variable, substitute property of equality, term, coefficient, constant, equivalent

Assess: Checkpoint 1-2

Activity:  Art of Problem Solving p201 and 5.1-4

Text page 15

Week 1 – Day 3 – – UNIT 1  -Lesson 1-4

Unit 1 Slideshow
Objective: I will identify and use properties of addition and multiplication

Vocab: commutative property, associative property, counterexample, simplify, deductive reasoning

Assess: Checkpoint 1-3

Activity:  Text p21   1-13, 50-53, 63

Read your Mind Magic Trick (if time)
Trick #1

Trick #2 with directions  or with list of countries

Week 1 – Day 4 – – UNIT 1  -Lesson 4-1

Unit 1 Slideshow
Objective: I will write expressions using exponents and evaluate expressions using exponents

Vocab: exponent, power, base

Assess: Checkpoint 1-4

Activity:  page 138 #1-8, #13-23

Read your Mind Magic Trick (if time)

Week 2 – Day 1 – – UNIT 1  -Lesson 1-6

Unit 1 Slideshow
Objective: I will use ordered pairs to locate points, use graphs to represent relations

Vocab: coordinate system/plane, ordered pair, x-coordinate, y-coordinate, graph relation, domain, range

Assess: Checkpoint 4-1

Activity:  Graph height and shoe size in the class
Homework:  find out the height and shoe size of everyone you can to bring tomorrow

Study Guide for Quiz #1 over Chapter 1

Week 2 – Day 2 – – UNIT 1  -Lesson 1-7

Unit 1 Slideshow
Objective: I will translate among different verbal, tabular, graphical and algebraic representations of relations

Vocab: equation

Assess: Checkpoint 1-6

Activity:  Add data from last night’s homework
page 31 Example 1
page 38 Example 2

Pattern Sheets and Find a pattern/Create a Rule

Week 2 – Day 3 – – UNIT 1  -Lesson Review

Unit 1 Slideshow

Assess: Checkpoint 1-7

Reviewed more patterns

Work on Study Guide and share with class

 

Week 2 – Day 4 – – UNIT 1  -Lesson Review

Unit 1 Slideshow

Assess: Review worksheets and teacher observation

Find tasks and applications to review concepts or problems students are having
Youcubed

Week 3 – Day 1 – – UNIT 1  – Lesson 2-1

Quiz #1

Unit 1 Slideshow
Objective: I will compare and order integers and find the absolute value of an expression

Vocab: positive number, negative number, integer, opposites, coordinate, inequality, absolute value

Assess: Quiz #1

Materials:  Integer Game Cards, Number Line

Activity:  Engage New York Module 2 Lesson 1

Week 3 – Day 2 – – UNIT 1  – Lesson 2-1 continued

Review Quiz #1 answers

Unit 1 Slideshow
Objective: I will compare and order integers and find the absolute value of an expression

Vocab: positive number, negative number, integer, opposites, coordinate, inequality, absolute value

Assess: white board and worksheet from Engage NY

Materials:  Integer Game Cards, Number Line

Activity:  How Much did the Temperature Drop?

Week 3 – Day 3 – – UNIT 1  – Lesson 2-2

Unit 1 Slideshow
Objective: I will add 2 integers and add 2 more integers

Vocab:  additive inverse

Assess: Checkpoint 2-1

Materials:  Deck of Cards (black is positive and red is negative) or Integer Game Cards

Activity:  Engage New York Module 2 Lesson 2

Week 3 – Day 4 – – UNIT 1  – Lesson 2-3

Unit 1 Slideshow
Objective: I will add subtract integers

Vocab:  inductive reasoning

Assess: Checkpoint 2-2 and Quiz Study Guide 2-1, 2-2, 2-3

Materials:  Deck of Cards (black is positive and red is negative) or Integer Game Cards

ActivityEngage New York Module 2 Lesson 5

Week 4 – Day 1 – – UNIT 1  – Lesson 2-3 Review

Unit 1 Slideshow
Objective: I will add subtract integers and review 2-1 to 3

Assess:  Checkpoint 2-3

Activity:  Math Stations from Teachers Pay Teachers

Week 4 – Day 2 – – UNIT 1  – Quiz Chapter 2

Unit 1 Slideshow

Week 4 – Day 3 – Field Trip

 

Week 4 – Day 4 – – UNIT 1  – Lesson 2-4

Unit 1 Slideshow
Objective: I will  multiply integers with different signs and simplify expressions

Assess: Teacher observation

Materials:  Deck of Cards (black is positive and red is negative) or Integer Game Cards

ActivityEngage New York Module 2 Lesson 10

Have students *discover* the rule of signs and not just give it to them:
-repeated addition
-2 negatives make a positive
-negative and positive make a negative

***Emphasis on slideshow on WHAT the negative sign actually means!!  It means “take away” for subtraction, but it also means “opposite” and “negative”  ****

Week 4 – Day 5 – – UNIT 1  – Lesson 2-5

Unit 1 Slideshow
Objective: I will divide integers and find the mean of a set of data

Assess: Checkpoint 2-4

Materials:  Deck of Cards (black is positive and red is negative) or Integer Game Cards

ActivityEngage New York Module 2 Lesson 12

-Instead of fact families, gave students one multiplication fact 6×4=24 and write all of the ways to write this using integers:
6×4=24
4×6=24
-6×4= -24
6x-4=-24
-4×6= -24
4x-6= -24

Now use these facts to create division equations and they will discover the rule of signs for division.

Have students *discover* the rule of signs and not just give it to them:
-repeated subtraction
-2 negatives make a positive
-negative and positive make a negative

***Emphasis on slideshow on WHAT the negative sign actually means!!  It means “take away” for subtraction, but it also means “opposite” and “negative”  ****

Week 5 – Day 1 – – UNIT 1  – Lesson 2-5 Continued and Review (short day)

Unit 1 Slideshow
Objective: I will divide integers and find the mean of a set of data

Vocab: positive number, negative number, integer, opposites, coordinate, inequality, absolute value

Assess: white boards

Materials:  Integer Game Cards, Number Line

Activity:  Engage New York Lesson 11
Pick 4 integers that have a sum of 0

Week 5 – Day 2 – – UNIT 1  – Lesson 2-6

Unit 1 Slideshow
Objective: I will graph points on a coordinate plane and graph expressions

Vocab: quadrants

Assess: Checkpoint 2-5

Materials:  Graph Paper

Activity:  Engage New York Grade 6 Lesson 19

Week 5 – Day 3 – – UNIT 1  – Lesson Review of 2-4, 2-5, 2-6

Unit 1 Slideshow

Objective: I will multiply and divide integers, and graph points on a coordinate plane

Activity: Study Guide for Quiz #3 – work on during class in partners
Study Guide for Unit 1

Materials:  Graph Paper

Week 5 – Day 4 – – UNIT 1  – Quiz over 2-4, 2-5, 2-6

Unit 1 Slideshow
Objective: I will multiply and divide integers, and graph points on a coordinate plane

Review last questions for quiz and Study Guide Unit 1

Assess: Quiz

Week 5 – Day 5- – UNIT 1  – Review for Unit 1 Test

Unit 1 Slideshow
Objective: I will multiply and divide integers, and graph points on a coordinate plane

Review quiz

Assess: Teacher Observation, Multiple choice review from text online

Activity: Review for Unit 1 test
Absolute Blast Game
Connect 4 Game
Integer Knock Out

Week 6 – Day 1 – – UNIT 1  – Test for Unit 1 with Balloons!  “Learning Celebration #1”
Balloons, streamers, candy, gum and notes of encouragement

 

Week 6 – Day 2 – – UNIT 1  – Review Test for Unit 1 – Test Celebration Day

 

Review the test questions on Unit 1
Celebrate their success!

Board games with educational value:
Lazermaze, Tsuro (They LOVE this game!!), Logic puzzles, Codemaster, etc.

Week 6 – Day 3 – UNIT 2  – Lesson 3-1

Unit 2 Slideshow
Objective: I will write fractions as terminating or repeating decimals

Vocab: repeating decimal, terminating decimal, bar notation (Vinculum!)

Assess: white boards

Materials: text page 94

Activity: Engage New York Lesson 13 —  7.2

Week 6 – Day 4 – UNIT 2  – Lesson 3-2

Unit 2 Slideshow
Objective: I will write rational numbers as fractions and identify and classify rational numbers

Vocab: rational numbers

Assess: Checkpoint 3-1

Materials: text page 101

Activity: Engage New York 7.2  Lesson 14

Week 7 – Day 1 – UNIT 2  – Lesson 3-5

Unit 2 Slideshow
Objective: I will add and subtract like fractions

Assess: Checkpoint 3-2

Materials: text page 120

Activity: Engage New York Grade 5 Lesson 9 

Candy Bar Adding fractions from 50+ Super Fun Math

Practice:  page 123

Week 7 – Day 2 – UNIT 2  – Lesson 3-6

Unit 2 Slideshow
Objective: I will add and subtract unlike fractions

Assess: Checkpoint 3-5

Materials: text page 126 and pop cubes

Activity:  Subtraction Game fractions from 50+ Super Fun Math

Engage New York Grade 5 Lesson 5

Practice:  page 128

 

Week 7 – Day 3 – UNIT 2  – Lesson 3-3

–Study Guide for Quiz #1 Unit 2 over Lesson 3-1, 3-2, 3-5, 3-6 —

Unit 2 Slideshow
Objective: I will multiply rational numbers

Assess: Checkpoint 3-6

Materials: text page 107 and pop cubes

Activity:  Candy Bar Adding fractions from 50+ Super Fun Math

Engage New York Grade 7.2 Lesson 16

Practice:  page 109

Week 7 – Day 4 – UNIT 2  – Review Day

 

–Study Guide for Quiz #1 Unit 2 over Lesson 3-1, 3-2, 3-5, 3-6 —

Materials – Pop Cubes

Represent adding and subtracting like and unlike rational numbers (red is negative and green or blue is positive)

Unit 2 Slideshow
Objective: I will multiply rational numbers

Assess: Checkpoint 3-6

Materials: text page 107 and pop cubes

Activity:  Candy Bar Adding fractions from 50+ Super Fun Math

Engage New York Grade 7.2 Lesson 16

Week 7 – Day 5 – UNIT 2  – Quiz #1 – Lesson 3-4

— Quiz #1 Unit 2 over Lesson 3-1, 3-2, 3-5, 3-6 —

Unit 2 Slideshow
Objective: I will divide rational numbers

Assess: Checkpoint 3-3

Materials: text page 107

Activity:  Fractions from 50+ Super Fun Math

Engage New York Grade 7.2 Lesson 15

Practice:  page 109

Ancient Egyptian problem:  Ancient Egyptians were not paid in money.  They were paid with water and bread.  If I have only 9 Egyptian breads and 10 people to feed, how do divide the bread so the 10th person does not get all crumbs?