Introduction to Equations

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Do your pupils truly understand inverse operations, or is their understanding a little backward? Scholars learn the meaning of an equation in the second lesson of a four-part Algebra series. A series of activities begins with an analysis of equality using a balance and develops into solving equations using reverse operations and modeling with equations. 

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Bring in a balance scale to model equation solving
  • Use a part of each activity for independent practice to check for understanding
Classroom Considerations

  • Requires previous experience with solving equations, the distributive property, and substitution
Pros

  • Includes options for extension
  • Provides multiple strategies for modeling solving equations
Cons

  • None
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