Series Engaging Students with "Productive Struggle": Reviewing Linear Equations in Two Variables
Math.A.CED.2
 Common core State Standards
 Math: Math
 A: Algebra
 CED: Creating Equations

2:
Create equations in two or more variables to represent relationships
between quantities; graph equations on coordinate axes with labels
and scales.
Math.A.REI.1
 Common core State Standards
 Math: Math
 A: Algebra
 REI: Reasoning with Equations and Inequalities

1:
Explain each step in solving a simple equation as following from the
equality of numbers asserted at the previous step, starting from the
assumption that the original equation has a solution. Construct a
viable argument to justify a solution method.
Math.Practice.MP2
Common core State Standards
 Math: Math
 Practice: Mathematical Practice Standards

MP2: Reason abstractly and quantitatively.
Mathematically proficient students make sense of quantities and their relationships in problem situations. They bring two complementary abilities to bear on problems involving quantitative relationships: the ability to decontextualizeto abstract a given situation and represent it symbolically and manipulate the representing symbols as if they have a life of their own, without necessarily attending to their referents—and the ability to contextualize, to pause as needed during the manipulation process in order to probe into the referents for the symbols involved. Quantitative reasoning entails habits of creating a coherent representation of the problem at hand; considering the units involved; attending to the meaning of quantities, not just how to compute them; and knowing and flexibly using different properties of operations and objects.
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Discussion and Supporting Materials
Thought starters
 How does Ms. Morehead use the preassessment to inform her pairing of students for collaborative work?
 What do the math teachers learn from sharing their students' misconceptions?
 What kinds of feedback questions do the teachers use to respond to the students?
School Details
Turkey Foot Middle School3230 Turkeyfoot Road
Edgewood KY 41017
Population: 1089
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Susie Morehead
Jenny Barrett
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