Students learn how to solve one-step equations using the balance method.

Later, as learning progresses they set-up and solve equation from known facts.

**Differentiated Learning Objectives**

- All students should be able to solve a two-step linear equation where the unknown appears on one side..
- Most students should be able to solve a linear equation involving a fraction where the unknown appears on one side.
- Some students should be able to derive and solve a two-step linear equation where the unknown appears on one side.