I enjoyed spending a few minutes planning ahead today ... we start with systems of equations in January. Unfortunately, students struggled greatly with their test on linear equations. I am building in a review to support students as we add new knowledge. One tool for our review is Julie's graphic organizer on functions and graphing linear equations.

I plan to start our first lesson on systems with a typical puzzle problem ... chickens, cows, heads, legs!

Ol McDonald's Farm

Then we will take a few notes ... using a simple foldable.

Review Graphing Linear Equations Notes

Last, students will complete a partner practice. Each partner will solve a system by graphing. The work is self-checking; the solutions to the systems will match if their work is correct.

Partner Activity - Graphing Systems

I'm looking for a way to include pictures of intersections to aid understanding for my visual learners. I welcome your ideas!

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