Instructional Activity# Predicting Solutions

Lesson 6. Unit 4. Grade 8 Open Up Resources

Open Up Resources10 min(s)

This Instructional Activity is a part of the Lesson 6, Unit 4, Grade 8. The purpose of this activity is to shift the focus from solving an equation to thinking about what it means for a number to be a solution of an equation. Students inspect each equation, looking at the structure, the signs, and the operations in it to decide if the solution is positive, negative, or zero. Some questions are paired with another question (for example, the last two questions) so students can take advantage of their thinking from one to the next.