Education Technology

Activities

• Subject Area

• Math: Middle Grades Math: Expressions and Equations

6-8

50 Minutes

• Device
• TI-Nspire™ Apps for iPad®
• TI-Nspire™ CX/CX II
• TI-Nspire™ CX CAS/CX II CAS
• TI-Nspire™
• TI-Nspire™ CAS

3.2

Systems of Equations

Activity Overview

In this activity, students will recognize a system of equations, determine solutions graphically, and verify solutions algebraically.

Objectives

• Students will recognize a system of equations.
• Students will know the definition of a system of an equation.
• Students will determine solutions to a system of equations graphically.
• Students will verify solutions to a system algebraically.
• Students will understand that solutions to a system of two linear equations in two variables correspond to points of intersection of their graphs, because points of intersection satisfy both equations simultaneously.
• Students will solve systems of two linear equations in two variables algebraically, and estimate solutions by graphing the equations.

Vocabulary

• System of Equations
• Solving a System of Equations
• Point of Intersection
• Parallel lines
• Variables

About the Lesson

This lesson involves definitions of a system of equations and solutions to a system of equations.
As a result, students will:

• Examine a graph of a system of two equations and two unknowns. They will be able to drag a point along the x-axis and as they do, corresponding points will move along the two graphs of the equations.
• Recall that any point on a particular equation is a solution to that given equation, but should notice that to solve a system of equations, they are looking for a solution that simultaneously solves both equations.