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Review Sheets: Beginning Algebra

For Students 6th - 9th Standards
This jumbo worksheet contains everything you need to get through Pre-Algebra. Begin with simple expressions, and end with linear functions and polygons. There are multiple problems for each topic to make sure those skills are set. 
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Equation Solving Review B

For Students 7th - 10th Standards
This nicely organized worksheet provides eight problems for your learners to practice solving linear equations. Starting with two-step problems and working up to multi-step equations, young mathematicians are instructed to write their...
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Equation Solving Review C

For Students 7th - 10th Standards
I'm a fan of clearing the denominator, but solvers can also find common denominators and cross multiply to solve the linear equations on the worksheet. Each of the six problems has rational coefficients.
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Equation Solving Review A

For Students 7th - 10th Standards
Time to practice linear equations. The sectioned worksheet starts with simple linear problems and increases to multi-step and rational coefficient problems. 
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Solving Equations II

For Teachers 7th - 9th Standards
Learners practice solving equations with variables on both sides of the equal sign. In this solving equations lesson plan, pupils write down problems said orally by their teacher and work them out.
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Solving Equations I

For Teachers 6th - 9th Standards
Math learners will solve algebraic equations. They will discover how to solve equations that have variables on both sides of the equals sign. Then practice this skill several times, with and without assistance.
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Find the Dimensions of a Bookcase Using a Linear Equation (Example)

For Students 8th - 11th Standards
How much wood would ...? The quick video uses a linear equation to determine the size of a bookshelf given a diagram of the shelves and the amount of wood to use. Scholars see how to set up the equation and solve it to determine the...
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Area Model Algebra

For Students 3rd - 8th Standards
Expand the pupils knowledge of using area models to algebra. The interactive allows learners to use the same procedure of getting partial products when multiplying multi-digit numbers to multiplying polynomials. Scholars see how the...
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By the Numbers: Mathematical Connections in Newspapers for Middle-Grade Students

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
A cross-curricular resource teaches and reinforces mathematical concepts with several activities that use parts of a newspaper. Scholars use scavenger hunts to find the different ways math is used in the paper along with using data...
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Intermediate Algebra

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Algebra concepts are all wrapped up in one nice bow. The resource combines all the concepts typically found in Algebra I and Algebra II courses in one eBook. The topics covered begin with solving linear equations and move to linear...
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Prealgebra

For Students 5th - 9th Standards
Pre-algebra—all wrapped up in one place. The eBook contains everything needed to teach a typical Pre-Algebra course. Concepts in the course build upon previously learned concepts, allowing mathematicians to see the connections between...
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Forming and Solving Equations

For Students 7th - 9th Standards
What does geometry have to do with geometry? The portion of a review series for a math assessment highlights how equation formation is assessed on the test. Pupils use geometric concepts such as perimeter and the sum of the measures of...
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Solving Equations

For Students 6th - 9th Standards
Use the same procedures, just with rational numbers. The resource builds upon scholars' ability to solve linear equations that involve rational numbers. Pupils solve one-step, two-step and multi-step equations in the review for the...
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Smarter Balanced Sample Items: 8th Grade Math – Claim 3

For Teachers 8th Standards
Communication is the key. A dozen sample items require scholars to communicate their reasoning involved in arriving at a solution. The PowerPoint from the Gr. 8 Claim 2 - 4 Item Slide Shows series uses a variety of content to illicit...
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Smarter Balanced Sample Items: 8th Grade Math – Claim 2

For Teachers 8th Standards
Math can be a problem in eighth grade. Sample items show how problem solving exists within the eighth grade standards. Part of the Gr. 8 Claim 2 - 4 Item Slide Shows series, the presentation contains eight items to illustrate the...
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Smarter Balanced Sample Items: 8th Grade Math – Target D

For Teachers 8th Standards
Can learners determine solutions associated with lines? A slide presentation contains sample items for the Smarter Balanced 8th grade math Target D covering solving linear equations and systems of linear equations. Items illustrate the...
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Solve an Equation with Parentheses (Example 2)

For Students 8th - 11th Standards
Isolation is the name of the game. Working with an equation that has parentheses on one side of the equation, the resource shows the steps to find the solution. The solution process starts with distributing across the parentheses and...
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Solving a Multi-Step Linear Equation in One Variable (Example)

For Students 8th - 11th Standards
An equation has parentheses on both sides of the equation, including a need to use the distributive property and recall the order of operations. The resource works through the steps to isolate the variable and finds the solution to the...
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Solve an Equation with Variable Terms on Both Sides (Example)

For Students 8th - 11th Standards
Shouldn't the variable be on only one side? Using one equation, the resource shows how to solve an equation in which there are variable terms on both sides of the equation. The short video walks through each step needed to isolate the...
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Solving an Equation with Parentheses on Both Sides (Example 1)

For Students 8th - 11th Standards
Multiple parentheses, oh my! Using an equation with parentheses on both sides of the equal sign, the video demonstrates the steps to solve it. The resource works through each step to isolate the variable to arrive at a solution. Once...
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Stacking Cups

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Facilitate an understanding of equality using a modeling task. After watching different-sized cups being stacked, learners use their math skills to determine when the height of each cup tower will be the same. Meant as an introduction to...
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Bean Counting

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Don't spill the beans ... before the end of the lesson! Learners must predict how long it takes two people working together to fill a glass with beans. A video presents the rate it takes each person independently, and another video...
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Boat in the River

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Ever feel like you're headed up the down escalator? Don't let your pupils get stuck in that rut! Practice writing equations to solve a problem using an engaging lesson. A video presents information that allows learners to determine how...
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Math Made Simple as 1-2-3: Simplified Educational Approach to Algebra

For Teachers 8th - 11th Standards
Writing an equation of a line is as easy as m and b. A lesson presentation gives individuals different strategies for writing equations of lines. Some items provide a slope and a point while others provide two points. Whatever the given,...
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Using the Distributive Property to Multiply Quickly

For Students 6th - 8th Standards
Can the distributive property help solve complex multiplication when you can't find a calculator? Yes, as a matter of fact, it can! Using addition, subtraction, and area models, the speaker explains how to simplify these problems and...
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The Distributive Property with Negative Integers

For Students 7th - 9th Standards
Just over one third of all adults struggle when performing math operations with negative numbers. Addressing these skills early and often prevents these challenges later in life. Through multiple examples, worked step by step, viewers...
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Introduction to the Distributive Property

For Students 6th - 8th Standards
Who needs parentheses, anyway? Understanding how to apply the distributive property—and how to get rid of parentheses—helps scholars conceptually understand why it is necessary. Guided practice problems help build confidence to create...
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Multi-Step Equations (Distributive/Combining)

For Teachers 8th Standards
Compare and contrast methods for solving multi-step equations—which is the best? All given equations require the distributive property or combining like terms. Young scholars use manipulatives and graph paper to represent the steps of...
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Styrofoam Cups

For Teachers 8th - 12th Standards
How many cups does it take to reach the top? Learners attempt to answer this through a series of questions. They collect dimension information and apply it to creating a function. The lesson encourages various solution methods and...
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Multi-Step Equations with Like Terms: Shipments

For Students 8th - 9th Standards
Who doesn't like boxes of money? A drag-and-drop interactive lets users separate variables and constants to combine like terms. They answer a set of challenge questions based on the results of the interactive.  
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Math Grade 8: Using Linear Functions

For Teachers 8th Standards
Exercise your right to use the resource. Young mathematicians write equations for the number of calories burned based on the number of minutes of exercise. They graph these equations to solve a system of equations.
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Understanding the Effects of Differences in Speed—Problem Set D

For Teachers 5th - 9th Standards
Fall back and slow down. The fourth lesson in a six-part series on air traffic control leads the class to find the difference in distance traveled based upon the difference in speed. Pupils work through a problem related to walking...
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Algebra Tiles and Solving Equations

For Teachers 6th - 9th Standards
Young mathematicians solve linear equations by drawing models of algebra tiles using colored pencils. To finish, they solve the same equations algebraically and check their answers using a graphing calculator.
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Cover Up Problems

For Teachers 6th - 9th Standards
Don't cover up this resource — use it out in the open! Pupils learn how to cover up various parts of a linear equation in order to help solve the equation. A worksheet of problems provides practice with this skill.
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Mid-Module Assessment Task: Grade 8 Module 4

For Students 8th Standards
Determine what the class knows about linear equations. The three-question mid-module assessment is segment 15 in a 33-part series. The assessment includes writing and solving one-variable linear equations and graphing proportional...
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Linear Equations in Disguise

For Teachers 8th Standards
In the eighth segment of a 33-part unit, learners look at equations that do not appear to be linear at first glance. The equations are proportions where the numerators and denominators may have more than one term. To round out the...
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Writing and Solving Linear Equations

For Teachers 8th Standards
Incorporate geometry into the solving linear equations lesson. Pupils use their knowledge of geometry to write linear equations which reinforces geometry measurement concepts while at the same time providing a familiar context for...
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Solving a Linear Equation

For Teachers 8th Standards
Solving an equation is the art of creating simpler equivalent equations using properties of equality. Here, classes see that solving an equation is not always as easy as guessing. The instructional activity presents linear equations that...
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Linear Equations in x

For Teachers 8th Standards
What does it mean to solve an equation? The resource revisits the concept of making a linear equation true. Classmates use algebraic methods to transform sides of equations to expressions with fewer terms. They use substitution to...
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Writing Equations Using Symbols

For Teachers 8th Standards
Build upon prior equation writing experience to create more complicated equations. Lesson one in a 33-part unit builds upon the class members' sixth and seventh grade experience of writing linear equations. Several examples provide...
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Linear and Nonlinear Expressions in x

For Teachers 8th Standards
Linear or not linear — that is the question. The lesson plan has class members translate descriptions into algebraic expressions. They take the written expressions and determine whether they are linear or nonlinear based upon the...
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Squares and Circles

For Teachers 8th Standards
It's all about lines when going around. Pupils graph the relationship between the length of a side of a square and its perimeter. Class members explain the origin in context of the side length and perimeter. They compare the graph to the...
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Building and Solving Linear Equations

For Teachers 8th Standards
Young scholars write and solve linear equations in one variable based on descriptions of the operations that are applied to the unknown variable in an algebra machine. They then create their own problems for classmates to solve.
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Using Bar Models to Solve Rate Problems

For Teachers 8th - 10th Standards
Pupils visualize distance-rate-time problems by using bar models. The lesson presents examples of four different types of rate problems and shows how they can be solved using bar models and equations. Each example is followed by a...
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Mixture Problems - Concept

For Students 8th - 10th Standards
Mix it up in math class! The video provides an equation hint to be able to setup mixture problems. Two problems are provided as examples on how to use the equation in order to solve mixture type word problems. 
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Analyze and Solve Linear Equations

For Students 7th - 10th Standards
Solve any issues you have with solving linear equations. Learners solve linear equations in one variable, starting with two-step equations, in the first chapter of a 10-part eighth-grade workbook series. They then progress to equations...
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Review Unit 5: Equations

For Students 8th - 9th Standards
It's time for them to show you what they've learned! The review provides a sampling of the different concepts learned throughout the eight-part series. Learners solve equations by combining like terms, applying the distributive property,...
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Solving Equations with Variables on Both Sides

For Students 8th - 9th Standards
Where did all these variables come from, anyway? The previous lessons in the series ask learners to solve multi-step equations using the distributive property, combining like terms, and using inverse operations. Now scholars solve...
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Solving Equations by Combining Like Terms

For Students 8th - 9th Standards
How do you make these x's get along? Building on the previous lesson in the series, learners solve equations by combining like terms. The video uses objects to help pupils understand the concept. 
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Solving with Inverse Operations

For Students 8th Standards
What does order of operations have to do with solving equations? A video explains solving two-step equations using a do/undo chart. Learners recognize the operations within an equation and use inverse operations to undo those operations. 
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Solving Equations with the Distributive Property

For Students 8th - 9th Standards
Now there are parentheses in these equations? As the lessons continue in this series, equations get progressively more complex. Eighth graders solve equations by applying the distributive property before using inverse operations. 
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Pre-Test Unit 5: Solving Equations

For Students 8th Standards
Your pupils just may know more than you think they do! A pre-test assesses their ability to solve and write equations. It includes simple quadratic and cubic equations as well. 
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Solving Linear Equations

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
To find x, you have to get it by itself, correct? Individuals solve a linear word problem and share their solutions with others that solved the problem in a similar fashion. They then complete a self-assessment on how they feel about...
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The Picture Frame Problem

For Teachers 7th - 8th Standards
Learners develop methods to attack the challenges of writing and interpreting linear equations in context. Simple problem statements lead to deeper understanding of characteristics like slope and intercept, and patterns develop naturally...
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200 Freestyle

For Teachers 8th Standards
Learners will speed through this engaging unit on graphing rates and finding average rates of change with ease, especially given the wealth of resources provided. A variety of support activities range from student group problem-solving...
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Expressions and Equations

For Teachers 7th - 8th Standards
Change is the name of the game in this task and provided supports, as young mathematicians investigate proportional and general linear relationships. Scaffolded formative tasks and many teaching notes with instructional suggestions make...
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Talk and Text Plans

For Teachers 8th Standards
The interests of today's mobile-savvy teen and the goals of the algebra class intersect in this topical lesson concerned with graphing equations and finding solutions with algebraic and graphic methods. The formative tasks and final...
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End of Year Practice Test (Grade 8 Math)

For Students 8th Standards
This is a great resource to keep daily material aligned to standardized assessments. It offers complete multiple choice and short-answer practice with a wealth of opportunities for customization. Offer it as a whole, to track progress or...
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Performance Based Assessment Practice Test (Grade 8 Math)

For Students 8th Standards
Full-length practice tests like this one offer a wealth of individualization opportunities, especially when they includes a number of open-response questions. Here the class can really get some hands-on experience wrestling with the...
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8th Grade Math "I Can" Statement Posters

For Teachers 8th Standards
Clarify the Common Core standards for your eighth grade mathematicians with this series of classroom displays. By rewriting each standard as an achievable "I can" statement, these posters give students clear goals to work toward...
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8th Grade Math Common Core Checklist

For Teachers 8th Standards
Ensure your eighth graders get the most out of their math education with this series of Common Core checklists. Rewriting each standard as an "I can" statement, this resource helps teachers keep a record of when each standard was taught,...
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Adding and Subtracting Integers

For Teachers 5th - 8th Standards
It's time to break out those algebra tiles for some hands-on learning. To begin young mathematicians practice modeling how to add and subtract integers, before eventually learning to solve linear algebraic equations with the help of...
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Deciphering Word Problems in Order to Write Equations

For Teachers 5th - 8th Standards
Help young mathematicians crack the code of word problems with this three-lesson series on problem solving. Walking students step-by-step through the process of identifying key information, creating algebraic equations, and finally...
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King of Math: Full Game

For Students 3rd - 8th Standards
All hail the king! Young mathematicians put their skills to the test as they strive to become the king of math.
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Two-Step Equation Worksheet

For Students 6th - 10th Standards
Young mathematicians improve their ability to solve two-step algebraic equations with this simple skills practice learning exercise. Offering five different problems involving the multiplication, addition, and subtraction of...
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Equations with Decimals

For Students 7th - 10th Standards
Test your mathematicians' skills with a worksheet full of decimals and equations. The problems start simple with one-step equations and work up to multi-step equations with variables on both sides. The top of the worksheet has the...
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Solving Linear Equations

For Students 6th - 9th Standards
Give your learners a review of solving equations with a learning exercise full of different problems. Start simple and have them work their way up to multi-step equations that use fractions and the distributive property. Use the...
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Solving Linear Equations

For Students 7th - 10th Standards
Put your mathematicians to the test and see if they can solve this worksheet full of multi-step equations with rational numbers. Add, subtract, multiply, and divide with fractions and decimals to solve for x. The top of the worksheet has...
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Solving Additional Linear Equations in One Variable

For Students 7th - 10th Standards
Multi-step equations can be confusing with all those things to remember. This worksheet starts with a guide to review the important steps needed to solve the equations. The problems incorporate combining like terms, distributing a...
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Solving Equations Using the Division Property

For Students 6th - 9th Standards
Go from easy to challenging with a activity full of different problems designed for solving equations. Your mathematicians will be able to start small with one- and two-step equations and work their way up to multi-step equations. The...
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Review of Equations

For Students 7th - 10th Standards
Dive head-first into this worksheet full of inverse operations, distributing, and combining like terms. Let your learners try these challenging problems to test their skills with multi-step equations and simplifying expressions with...
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Solving Linear Equations in One Variable

For Students 7th - 10th Standards
Multiple-step problems don't have to equal tough problems. This worksheet provides a list of steps needed to go through multi-step equations that include combining like terms and distributing. With ten problems total, your learners will...
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Solving Equations

For Teachers 8th Standards
If you have two bags with an unknown number of tiles, represented by x, and you add three tiles to get seven total, you can set up a linear equation to represent the problem. Use this example and a few others to demonstrate how to solve...
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Middle Grades Math: Balancing Equations

For Teachers 7th - 9th Standards
Learners solve linear equations. By observing the graph of each side of an equation using the TI-nspire graphing calculator, your class gains insight into solutions, as well as balancing equations and transforming linear equations....
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Solving Single-Variable Equations Part II

For Teachers 7th - 9th Standards
Brainiacs explore the concept of solving single-variable equations.They use inverse operations to solve equations, and participate in activities such as balancing an equation scale. This is an awesome lesson, complete with game...
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A Mystery to Solve

For Teachers 8th - 10th Standards
Investigate field properties of real numbers. Scholars use a table for a given operation to determine the identity element. They use the same table to find a missing value in an equation.
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"Like Terms", I Add Them

For Teachers 9th Standards
Ninth graders add and subtract polynomials.  In this Algebra I lesson plan, 9th graders work practice problems as they view a PowerPoint presentation of the lesson plan.  Both the horizontal and vertical methods of addition and...