Use a Bar Model to Write and Solve Equations

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Word problems and equations seem like a hard combo, but your learners will be able to see how a visual can express the scenario. This video introduces the bar model to organize the pieces of a word problem into a visual equation. Practice one example with the video and use the additional slides for more extra practice. 

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • This is the first video out of a six-part series about equations and inequalities, use the next video to solve the same problem with inverse operations
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Pros

  • Reviews types of variables
  • Introduces a visual understanding before writing the equation
  • Spanish verbal translation provided
Cons

  • Video only contains one example problem, use slides for more practice
Common Core