
Strategies and Content Practice 
Notes 
Begin (prepare) 
Check for prior knowledge.
Tell me how much you remember about solving the twostep problems?
Tell me how much you remember about the distributive property? 
Remember, Algebra Uses
"Aunt Sally" UpsideDown
Aunt Sally (add or subtract first)
My Dear (multiply or divide second)
Excuse (exponents come third)
Please (parenthesis come last) 
Engage 
Have students read pages 94 ─ 98. Read aloud same with students, emphasize definitions and example problems. Show demonstration videos for Lesson 23 (above).
Solving multistep problems in similar to solving twostep problems. The main difference between the two versions is that multistep problems can first be simplified before the twosteps are used to find the answer.
Some of the more common simplifying steps we see in the multistep problems include: * Combining Like Terms Combining Like Terms example problems... (a) 8A + 10 ─ 5A = 14 Answer: A = ─8 (b) 7 ─ 4B ─ 2 = 29 Answer: B = ─6
* Distributive Property Distributive Property example problems... (a) 3(2X ─ 4) = 12 Answer: X = 4 (b) 4(3X + 1) = 15 Answer: X = 11/12 (c) 3 ─ (2X ─ 1) = 8 Answer: X = ─2
* Eliminating Fractions by Multiplying by a Common Multiple of the Denominators Eliminating Fractions example problems... (a) ½X + 2/3 = 4 Answer: X = 20/3 (b) 2/3X ─ ½ = 5/12 Answer: X = 11/8


Assess (formative) 
After example problems and videos, have students try to solve the Sample Problems below. After students have had time to complete them, click on the Solutions link and go through the stepbystep process for solving each problem. Repeat if necessary with additional example problems in the book and reassess. 

Apply 
For practice, students can either try the Practice Assignment below or from the textbook: Page 98, #11 ─ 53, evens, odds, or all.
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Depending on class conditions, you may allow students to work with each other.

Assess (formative) 
Click HERE to download the Answers to the Practice Assignment. 
Depending on level of understanding, you may accept this preassessment grade and allow students who have mastered these concepts to skip the formal assessment exercise. 
Apply 
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Click HERE to download answers to the Graded Assignment.
