HIIIIIIIII! It’s been so long! What a crazy week it has been! I am lucky enough to have all of next week off for “Winter Recess”…whatever that is. I will be spending the week (hopefully) going to the gym, applying for jobs and preparing for state exams that are coming up in April. Wish me luck 🙂

When I teach solving one and two step equations, I am that mean teacher that INSISTS that students use inverse operations and SHOW ALL WORK in order to solve equations. Teaching grades 6-9 math, I know how much students struggle with multi-step equations if they are used to solving easy one step equations in their heads or without showing proper work. When I start off one step equations with my 6th graders, we did this activity as a Do Now. It helped students make their own inferences about inverse operations and see WHY the work we weredoing works out. Click on the picture below to download the PDF.

Hope everyone has a great weekend! Enjoy!