Writing and Solving Linear Equations

Incorporate geometry into the solving linear equations lesson plan. Pupils use their knowledge of geometry to write linear equations which reinforces geometry measurement concepts while at the same time providing a familiar context for writing and solving equations. 

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Have classmates create a problem and share with others to solve
Classroom Considerations

  • Pupils should be familiar with the Triangle Sum Theorem and angle relationships
  • Fifth installment of a 33-part series
  • Individuals need to know the effects of transformations on angles
Pros

  • Comes with lesson and worksheets in editable versions
  • Some answer keys include multiple solution paths
  • Scaffolding encourages students to use diagrams to represent the problem
Cons

  • None
Common Core