In this solving equations instructional activity, students solve 10 problems in which simple equations are solved by isolating the variable. Only addition and subtraction will be used.
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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
Study Jams! Addition & Subtraction Equations
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...
5th - 7th 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
From Patterns of Input and Output to Algebraic Equations
Watch video clips titled, "Frog Hops Part I" and "Frog Hops Part II," then discuss patterns demonstrated in the videos. Learners will complete an algebraic expressions and equations handout and discuss the answers. They will be able to...
4th - 8th Math CCSS: Adaptable
Using Variables in Simple Equations
A Cyberchase clip shows Hacker creating a game show that uses a variable to find out how much power is produced by a gleamer bug. Follow the video with a lesson about using variables to solve equations. Terrific handouts and assessments...
4th - 7th Math CCSS: Adaptable