Instructional Activity# Thinking About Solutions

Lesson 7. Unit 4. Grade 8 Open Up Resources

Open Up Resources15 min(s)

This Instructional Activity is a part of the Lesson 7, Unit 4, Grade 8. The goal of this lesson is to encourage students to make this pause part of their routing and to build their skill at understanding and manipulating the structure of equations through the study of two special types of equations: ones that are always true and ones that are never true. Students begin the activity sorting a variety of equations into categories based on their number of solutions. The activity ends with students filling in the blank side of an equation to make an equation that is always true and then again to make an equation that is never true.