Balancing Equations Using Matrices

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Here is the second lesson in a series of seven that includes why we must balance chemical equations and includes many practice problems that require pupils to solve for the coefficients. 

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Use the worksheet by itself as a review of balancing chemical equations
  • Stress that the reason for balancing is related to the Law of Conservation of Matter
Classroom Considerations

  • It says a graphing calculator is needed, but it can easily be completed with only basic calculations that shouldn't require a calculator
  • This resource is only available on an unencrypted HTTP website. It should be fine for general use, but don’t use it to share any personally identifiable information

  • Provides worksheets in both PDF and document formats

  • It doesn't explain how to use a matrix to solve
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