Help your math class understand variables. This activity is for a visual learner. They will use weights and a balance scale to show how the sides of an equation are equal. Worksheet is included.
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Evaluating Solutions of One Step Equations and Inequalities
Review the differences among equations, expressions, and inequalities. Demonstrate with a scale how an equation balances out on both sides, and how an inequality has a set of solutions. Present a few real-world problems for your...
5th - 7th Math CCSS: Designed
Deciphering Word Problems in Order to Write Equations
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...
5th - 8th Math CCSS: Adaptable
Grade 7 Patterning and Algebra: Algebraic Expressions
Classmates solve 18 different problems that are mostly word problems that apply algebraic expressions. They draw different combinations of masses on a scale that would balance. They also simplify expressions and solve for x in a number...
6th - 8th Math CCSS: Adaptable
I Can Do This! Systems of Equations
Use tables, graphs, and substitution to solve systems of linear equations. An envelope of sample problems is passed around the classroom, and each learner has the opportunity to solve the system in the envelope. This is a great way to...
8th - 10th Math CCSS: Adaptable
Middle Grades Math: Balancing Equations
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....
7th - 9th Math CCSS: Designed
Topic 4: Solving Systems of Linear Equations
Linear equations, coordinate planes, and systems of equations are covered in this extremely well-organized lesson. Composed of a series of mini-lessons, the instruction aims at explaining a different facet of solving systems of linear...
8th - 11th Math CCSS: Adaptable
Understand that Equations Have One Solution Using a Pan Balance
If Rylee buys a shirt and a pair of jeans with 90 dollars and the shirt costs 22 dollars, how much do the jeans cost? How many solutions does this question have? Use the video to help your learners answer these questions by modeling an...
5 mins 5th - 7th Math CCSS: Designed