## Unit 2- Expressions and Equations

**9/13/17:**Today students began Unit 2- Expressions & Equations. We started with order of operations. Students took notes and completed practice problems. They have homework practicing this tonight.

**9/14/17 & 9/15/17:**Students will be taking the IOWA test this week and next. We will be working on more order of operations problems with negative numbers.

**9/18/17 & 9/19/17:**Students were in the media center using the program nearpod to work at their own pace learning about writing expressions algebraically and in words. They have homework practicing this tonight.

**9/20/17 & 9/21/17:**Students began their unit 1 cumulative poster to review and re-teach (if needed) important skills from unit 1. They will be working on the project in class, and it will count as a test grade! They will be due Friday when they walk into class!

**9/22/17:**Students who chose will present their projects. They will then practice more writing and translating expressions.

**10/2/17:**Welcome back from fall break! Today we learned what like terms are, and how to combine them using our integer rules. They have homework practicing this tonight.

**10/3/17:**Today students completed a "Math Lib" where they had to simplify different expressions by combining like terms. They have homework practicing this tonight.

**10/4/17:**Today students explored the distributive property using area models.

*They have a homework assignment practicing this tonight.*

**10/5/17:**Today students actually learned how the distributive property works, and completed many practice problems. They had to use their integers rules correctly from the beginning of the year in order to be successful. We will do more practice with this tomorrow.

*They have a homework assignment tonight, and will have a quiz next Tuesday!*

**10/9/17:**Today students did a review guide for their quiz tomorrow! They are able to use their notes and study guide on tomorrow's quiz.

*Tonight's homework is to STUDY!*

**10/10/17**:

*Today students took a quiz on combining like terms, distributing, and writing expressions. They are able to use their notes and study guide.*

**10/11/17:**Today students learned about the properties of operations, and completed a classwork/homework assignment identifying the different properties.

*Their homework is to complete their class activity.*

**10/12/17:**Classes were shortened due to the early release day. Students reviewed and practiced solving one-step equations with and without integers.

*They have a homework assignment practicing this tonight.*

**10/13/17:**

*Today we played a game where students practiced solving one-step equations and if they happened to receive the slip of paper with the corresponding answer, they earned candy.*

**10/16/17:**Today students explored and learned the steps to solving two step equations.

*Their homework is to finish the problems on the notes.*We will do more equations practice tomorrow!

**10/17 - 10/19-**Students are continuing to practice 2 step equations.

Practice using this quizlet!

__They will have a short quiz on Friday over solving equations!__Practice using this quizlet!

**10/23/17:**Today students learned how to solve one and two step inequalities. (It is the same steps as equations, but now with the inequality signs!) They also learned to graph the solution as well as list possible solutions.

*There will be homework practicing this tonight.*

**10/24/17:**Today students learned about "special inequalities." These involve dividing and multiplying by a negative and the inequality sign must FLIP!

*They have homework practicing*

Today students completed a practice on solving equations and inequalities. They completed problems, and then colored a Halloween picture based on their answers!

**10/25/17:***They have homework practicing this tonight.*

**10/26/17:**Today students completed a tiered activity practicing equations and inequalities. Students worked at their own pace and at their own level. As they were able to complete a page, they were able to move up a level of difficulty.

*They have homework practicing this tonight.*

**10/27/17:**Today students learned how to set up and solve equation and inequality word problems.

*REMINDER: Their test is Thursday, November 2!!*

**10/30/17**: Today students completed study guide part 1- practicing combining like terms, distributing, and order of operations. They need to make sure the problems they starred or highlighted they are able to do!

*They have homework reviewing tonight.*

**10/31/17:**Today students completed study guide part 2- practicing solving equations and inequalities and word problems.

*Their homework is study for the test THURSDAY!*