Series Engaging Students with "Productive Struggle": Deepening Understanding: Linear Equations
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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 What do the teachers discover during their review of the post assessment?
 How does formative assessment inform future instruction?
 Why does Ms. Morehead ask her students to make predictions?
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