Solving Equations

Solving Equations
Solving Equations
Solving Equations

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Solving Equations

The start of the lesson introduces the need to generate and solve an equation through a sense of wonder and magic.  By introducing equations in this way students gain a genuine curiosity for the method.
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.
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