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120 resources with the concept solving for 1 variable

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Can You Solve the Mystery of the Variable?

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Solving a murder is like isolating a variable. Using a video on a murder mystery, the narrator introduces the idea of solving a literal equation for one variable. After solving several equations, the class comes up with a set of...
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Equation Solver

For Students 6th - 10th Standards
Solve your equation and prove it, too. Young mathematicians solve linear equations using an interactive. They must input a property to justify each step of their solutions.
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T Shirts

For Students 7th Standards
Which deal is best? Learners determine which of two companies has the best deal for a particular number of shirts. They begin by creating a table and equations containing each company's pricing structure. Individuals finish the seventh...
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Speedy Texting

For Students 7th Standards
Model the effects of practice on texting speed. Pupils develop a linear equation that models the change in texting speed based on the amount of practice. The sixth performance task in an eight-part series requires learners to solve and...
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Cover Up Problems

For Teachers 6th - 9th Standards
Don't cover up this resource — use it out in the open! Pupils learn how to cover up various parts of a linear equation in order to help solve the equation. A worksheet of problems provides practice with this skill.
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Algebra: Substitution

For Students 7th - 9th Standards
The sixteen problems in this resource present opportunities for pupils to practice substituting into algebraic expressions. Scholars evaluate algebraic expressions for given values of the variables. In a few cases, class members need to...
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Reasoning with Equations and Inequalities

For Students 8th - 10th Standards
Provide class members with an opportunity to practice reasoning. A resource contains six skill-based items aligned to the Common Core. The items require pupils to reason abstractly and attend to precision.
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Solving Single-step Equations - Concept

For Students 8th - 10th Standards
Showing your work is an important part of problem solving. A video provides an explanation on how to solve one-step equations. The group of videos starts out with the conceptual understanding of what it means to solve an equation. The...
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Transforming Formulas

For Students 7th - 9th Standards
Solving for x is a classic algebra scenario. Now, solve for x when the other terms in the equation are variables. Isolate the correct variable and practice writing the equation first before solving. 
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Check Solutions to Linear Equations

For Students 7th - 9th Standards
Now that your mathematicians are professionals at solving multi-step equations, provide them the skill of checking answers to guarantee they solved correctly. The video shows them tips to check their answer by plugging it back in or...
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Solving Linear Equations

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
To find x, you have to get it by itself, correct? Individuals solve a linear word problem and share their solutions with others that solved the problem in a similar fashion. They then complete a self-assessment on how they feel about...
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Creating Linear Equations in One Variable

For Teachers 9th - 10th Standards
The example of two travelers meeting somewhere along the road has been a stereotypical joke about algebra as long as algebra has existed. Here in this detailed presentation, this old trope gets a careful and approachable treatment....
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Two-Step Word Problems

For Students 7th - 9th Standards
Learners model a real-life scenario by writing a two-step algebra equation and solving it, as they complete this worksheet. Ten practice word problems on one piece of paper are nicely prepared just for your young algebra learners.
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What's Another Way of Solving a System of Equations Using the Elimination by Multiplication Method?

For Teachers 8th - 9th
Another look at solving systems of equations by using the elimination method. In this process, the instructor first uses the distributive property to multiply one of the equations to set it up for the elimination step. Yes, there are...
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How Do You Solve a System of Equations Using the Elimination by Multiplication Method?

For Teachers 8th - 11th
The elimination method is so called because the objective is to eliminate one of the variables to solve for the remaining variable. There is an extra step in this system of equations as the original equations are not similar enough. So...
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How Do You Solve a System of Equations Using the Elimination by Subtraction Method?

For Teachers 8th - 11th
Check out this video and see how the instructor explains how to solve a system of equations by using the elimination method. There are several steps in solving this equation: multiplying the equation by negative one, subtracting a...
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How Do You Solve a System of Equations Using the Substitution Method?

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Watch this video to learn how to find the solution to a system of equations with the substitution method! A teacher will lead you through each step necessary, explaining her steps and the reasoning behind her decisions. After watching...
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Simple Inequalities

For Teachers 7th - 8th
Students solve inequalities. In this inequalities activity, students evaluate simple inequalities. They examine vocabulary words. Students participate in breath holding activities and write inequalities to represent the activity. In...
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Simple Linear Equations - Including Fractions (B)

For Students 7th
Middle schoolers solve 18 equations with a variable and an extra number operation. Example: 5 + 7f= 33.
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Simple Linear Equations (D)

For Students 5th - 8th
Super simple equations are yours for the solving. This instructional activity includes 15 simple linear equations for learners to solve and an answer sheet.
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Affine Recurrence Plotter

For Teachers 6th - 10th
Learners use the on-line affine recurrence plotter to graph equations. They work on-line to create graphs of trout in a trout pond and savings account balances when interest is compounded over time. Links to the four one-day lessons are...
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Balancing Equations

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Build a strong understanding of equations with a video that shows pupils how to solve through inverse operations. The narrator explains the concept of solving equations by using operations that balance each side. She solves both a one-...
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Rearranging Formulas

For Teachers 8th - 10th
How do you solve for a variable? This slideshow provides definitions, key concepts, and guided practice to teach learners how to solve literal equations for a specified variable.
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How Do You Solve a System of Equations Using the Substitution Method?

For Teachers 8th - 11th
Watch this video to learn how to find the solution to a system of equations with the substitution method! A teacher will lead you through each step necessary, explaining her steps and the reasoning behind her decisions. After watching...