Addresses a variety of solution methods for the following standard:
Solve linear equations with rational number coefficients, including equations whose solutions require expanding expressions using the distributive property and collecting like terms.
Welcome to our solving equations with variables on both sides tutorial. This page includes access to resources and guided practice for 3 of the 4 stations that you will visit during this exploration. Videos may be assigned to complete in class with your small groups, or may be assigned to view in a flipped classroom scenario.
While working though each station, you will be completing a graphic organizer. Your options for a graphic organizer include:
Your graphic organizer must include:
Source: template created by Mika Fox
Visit the following website to complete guided practice of using algebra tiles to solve equations. The examples in the guided practice use bags and blocks.
Use the recording sheet below to record your work and answers.
Access additional algebra tiles at the following website:
Overview of using bar models to represent and solve linear equations in one variable.
While watching the video above, complete your graphic organizer.
Then, using the worksheets provided below, select the highest tier worksheet that you are comfortable working on, and complete it with a partner in your group.
If you don't start on tier 3, progress through the levels until you complete through tier 3.
View this video to learn the step-by-step "traditional" method.
Source: created by M. Fox
Select one of the two games listed below to practice your selected method(s) for solving equations with variables on both sides.
Algebra Four (partner):
Manga High (independent):
Complete the Google Form Assessment after you have completed all of the stations and independent practice.