# One-step Equations

**Strand:** Patterns and Relations (Variables and Equations)

**Outcomes:** 2, 3

## Curriculum Focus

This sample targets the following changes in the curriculum:

- The general outcome focuses on representing algebraic expressions in multiple ways; whereas the previous math curriculum focused on constructing, extending and summarizing patterns, including those found in nature, using rules, charts, mental mathematics and calculators.
- The specific outcome focuses on using letter variables in one-step equations to represent and solve problems; whereas the previous curriculum did not include solving equations using letter variables.

**One-step Equations** addresses the following outcomes from the *Program of Studies:*

## What is a Planning Guide?

**Planning Guides** are a tool for teachers to use in designing instruction and assessment that focuses on developing and deepening students' understanding of mathematical concepts. This tool is based on the process outlined in *Understanding by Design*, by Grant Wiggins and Jay McTighe.

The following steps will help you through the Planning Guide:

See Bibliography for reference information.