Alexsis Venter

MAT 050 Quantitative Literacy

(including fractions, decimals, proportions and percents)

Time: 1 hr 50 min (including 10 minute break)

Materials Needed

Instructional Objectives

Instructional Procedures

Independent Practice

Assessment

Reflection/Self-Evaluation

MAT 050 Quantitative Literacy

**Lesson Plan**for Solving first degree equations(including fractions, decimals, proportions and percents)

Time: 1 hr 50 min (including 10 minute break)

Materials Needed

- Whiteboard/markers/erasers
- Computer/projector
- Students need notebook paper

Instructional Objectives

- Students should learn/refresh the steps to solving a linear equation
- Students should learn “tips and tricks” for solving equations that contain fractions
- Students should learn “tips and tricks” for solving equations that contain decimals
- Students should learn “tips and tricks” for solving proportions
- Students should learn “tips and tricks” for solving percent equations by both direct translation and by setting up a proportion

Instructional Procedures

- Summarize last class’s topics and ask for questions.
- Begin new lesson by writing definitions on the board and discussing them and providing examples
- equation
- linear equation

- Project an animation or video that visualizes an equation as a balanced scale.
- Present lecture notes at the board on solving basic equations
- Give students “class work” to practice
- Circulate the room to check students progress and answer questions
- Take 10 minute break

- Lecture: Write definitions/procedures on the board and discuss them and provide examples
- clearing fractions
- clearing decimals

- Give students class work and circulate

- Lecture: Write definitions/procedures on the board and discuss them and provide examples
- proportions
- cross multiplying
- percent

- Give students class work and circulate
- Summarize the day’s topics and where we are headed next in the unit

Independent Practice

- Class work performed in class as explained above
- Online homework to be completed after class

Assessment

- Informal assessment as students complete classwork
- Group Quiz at the beginning of the next day’s lesson
- Unit Test at the end of the unit

Reflection/Self-Evaluation

- What worked?
- What didn’t work?
- Changes/Revisions?
- Do website links still work from semester to semester?