AZ7.EE.4a: Solve word problems leading to equations of the form px + q = r and p(x + q) = r,
where p, q, and r are specific rational numbers.
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By the end of the lesson, I will be able to ______________________________________
Jenni, Scott, Steve, and Krista went to the Arizona State Fair. They each played the dart throw, ring toss, water shoot, and basketball throw. Each student won a different game. Based on the clues below, which game did each player win?

What are we solving for? 

What do I need to do in order to solve the question? 
Krista won a bear for outscoring everyone else at the water shoot
Steve correctly tossed two rings, but did not win the ring toss
Scott scored more than everyone at the basketball throw
Jenni didn’t score any points at the dart throw
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5. Multiply or divide the coefficient (undo)
1. Determine what the question is asking
4. Add or subtract the constant (isolate)
3. Doublecheck the order of the math/words
2. Draw a line down the sign

2. 
2x – 6 = 10 

4. 
7x – 5 = 30 

6. 
2x – 6 = 18 
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Variable term 

Constant 

Total 
8x + 20 = 100 

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Variable term 

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Variable term 

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Variable term 

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2. 
2x – 14 = 14 

4. 
7x – 1 = 6 

6. 
2x – 5 = 23 

8. 
4x – 27 = 53 
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2. 
9x – 4 = 59 

4. 
6x – 8 = 40 

6. 
12x – 7 = 137 

8. 
2x – 2 = 32 
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This page is for you to keep in your binder and is to be worked on when you are finished
with the daily notes packet. It counts as a grade. It will serve as an overview of the day’s
lesson and is a quick reference for use on weekly quizzes.
Part 1: Objective (review the daily objective)
Part 2: Vocabulary (define the words from today’s lesson)
Equation:
Inverse Operation:
Part 3: Check for Understanding (apply your understanding of equations)
1. What operation (+, , x, ÷) would you perform first with 3x – 8 = 24?
2. What operation (+, , x, ÷) would you perform last with 2x + 5 = 13
Part 5: Word Problems (write a mathematical expression and solve it)
1. Mr. Walker goes out to buy a candy bar and some gum. He buys a Snickers
bar for $2 and four packs of gum for a total of $6. Write an algebraic representation of the scenario. How much was each pack of gum?
2. 125 Magnet Traditional students went on a field trip to the Grand Canyon. If
3 buses took the same amount of kids, and 50 students rode with their parents,
how many students were on each bus?
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