Solving a Linear Equation

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 lesson plan presents linear equations that scholars must transform using properties of equality with the goal of getting to x equal to a constant.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Create a flip book with the properties of equality and have the class write the properties in their own words
  • When solving equations on the board, write the properties that justify each step
Classroom Considerations

  • Assumes learners are familiar with the distributive property and combining like terms
  • 4th in a series of 33 lesson
Pros

  • Answer key includes all the steps required to solve the equations
  • Practice problems require the pupils to check their solutions
Cons

  • None
Common Core