Our next unit of study is Algebra. Students will apply their integer operations rules to solve real-life and mathematical algebraic equations. We will solve all types of equations-those containing variables on both sides, parentheses (simplified by applying the distributive property), rational numbers (fractions and decimals), and multi-step equations. Additionally, student will translate from verbal form to algebraic form and solve. We affectionately call this writing a math essay. Finally, students will solve word problems leading to an inequality and graph the solution on a number line.
I can't stress the importance enough that students MUST BE proficient with their Integer Operations! Memorize and practice nightly!
Students should be bringing pencils and calculators to class everyday!