Solving Basic Equations Part One

Add and subtract to keep an equation in balance. With the assistance of a balance, the video explains the process of solving an equation. The presentation details how to solve equations that involve addition and subtraction.

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Instructional Ideas

  • Have pupils copy the problems and write each step, explaining what is done from one step to another
Classroom Considerations

  • Individuals should know what the mathematical term cancel out means 
  • The class should understand properties of equality
Pros

  • Works several examples
  • Contains an example that has the unknown subtracted, which causes confusion for many
Cons

  • None