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Explore inverse operations. Video viewers watch as a teacher shows how to "undo" an operation by using the opposite operation. By the end, learners should grasp that addition is the opposite of subtraction and division is the opposite of multiplication. You might build context and let pupils know when they will need inverse operations.
Seventh graders simplify algebraic expressions using addition and subtraction to combine like items and solve for the variable. They work with inverse operations to solve equations with guided practice. Everyone completes various problems for independent practice.
Explore inverse operations. Video viewers watch as a teacher shows how to "undo" an operation by using the opposite operation. By the end, learners should grasp that addition is the opposite of subtraction and division is the opposite of multiplication. You might build context and let pupils know when they will need inverse operations.
Fifth graders discover how to use inverse operations to solve equations. For this inverse operations lesson, 5th graders explore visual examples. Students also practice solving problems that their instructors model.
Fourth graders demonstrate inverse operations by playing a card game.  In this inverse operations lesson, 4th graders work in small groups with a deck of cards.  Two players draw cards but do not look at them.  The recording student multiplies the numbers on the cards, recording the scores.  the other students figure out the inverse operation.  Students share their findings with the class.
Fifth graders explore the concept of inverse operations. In this algebra lesson, 5th graders use part, part, whole model to describe inverse operations. Students solve equation problems and word problems as they apply their knowledge of inverse operations.
Fifth graders solve equations. In this algebraic equations lesson plan, 5th graders use the inverse operation to solve an equation. The teacher reminds students to perform the operation on both sides of the equation. This lesson plan follows a teacher script.
Middle schoolers add, subtract, multiply, and divide rational numbers. They find the square and the cube of numbers. They create a game incorporating computation on rational numbers. Everyone works together to write and evaluate expressions. Note: the associate video is only available via purchase, but the other activities hold enough value to support the lesson without it. 
Young math whizzes role play a doctor operating on a patient without diagnosing the patient's condition. They relate this medical malpractice to performing a mathematical operation before evaluating conditions or deciding what the outcome should be.
In this inverse operations learning exercise, students solve equations using inverse operations. A detailed example and explanation is available prior to the exercises. This two-page learning exercise contains four problems.
Students observe and solve examples of equations involving radicals. They complete a Doing Battle With Radical Equations worksheet and checklist.
First graders create fact families. In this fact families lesson, 1st graders discover the relationship between number sentences. Students practice with inverse operations to create a fact family. Students generate the missing fact from a fact family.
Need a great activity to get your class performing operations with signed integers? Here are six different worksheets to use with lessons on adding, subtracting, multiplying, dividing, and problem solving with integers. This would also be great to use as for reviewing these concepts with your class.
In this algebraic expressions learning exercise, learners learn about inverse operations and how to solve problems using them. They then solve 11 addition and subtraction problems on their own.
Zoe is decorating a cake for her grandpa's birthday and needs to know how many more candles to add. Follow along as she explains how to set up and solve algebraic equations in this step-by-step presentation. Equations with negative numbers and variables are included, so be sure young mathematicians are familiar with adding and subtracting integers before presenting this resource. Complete with guided practice problems and a brief formative assessment, this would make a great in-class or homework assignment following a lesson on addition and subtraction equations. 
In this division worksheet, learners learn how to check answers to a division problem by using the inverse operation. Students solve 5 inverse operation problems.
In this inverse operations worksheet, students read through how to check the answer to an addition or subtraction problem using inverse operations. They then complete the 18 questions on the worksheet using inverse operations.
In this equations worksheet, students learn to solve equations with a variable by using the inverse operation. Students solve 10 problems that involve addition and subtraction.
In this inverse operations worksheet, students solve 11 problems in which inverse operations are used to isolate the variable. There is addition and subtraction only on this page.
In this solving subtraction equations worksheet, 6th graders read examples of using fact families, working backwards or using inverse operations, then solve eight subtraction equations with variables.

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