Activity Overview
Students learn to locate the real number solution of a linear equation using tables. They also learn to locate the real number solution of a linear equation using graphical method on a Cartesian (x-y) graph.

Before the Activity
Install Topics in Algebra 1 (Chapters 1-4) App on the calculator using one of these two methods:

TI Connect&trade , a TI Connectivity Cable, and the Unit-to-Unit Link Cable
TI-Navigator™ "send to class" feature
See the attached PDF file for detailed instructions for this activity
Print pages 2-1 to 2-5 from the attached PDF file for your class

During the Activity
Distribute the pages to the class.
Follow the Activity procedures:

Use a table and a number line to find the solution to a linear equation
Solve linear equations and pick the right answer from the given four options
Use the table of values of equations and answer the questions
Use the table feature on the calculator to find the solution to the question
Estimate the solution to the given equation and record it
Use the calculator and find the solution to the equation
Use the graphing feature to graph the two equations
Determine the point of intersection, and find the solution
Record the answer and explain the solution
Solve more problems using tables and graphs

After the Activity
Students will complete the Student Worksheet and analyze the results.
Review student results:

As a class, discuss questions that appeared to be more challenging
Re-teach concepts as necessary