Solve a Coin Problem Using an Equation in One Variable

How much is that jingling worth? Given information on the relative number of nickels and quarters, along with their total value, scholars learn to set up and solve a linear equation to find the actual number of each type of coin. A short video shows how to accomplish this task.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Use the resource as part of a review
Classroom Considerations

  • Knowledge of solving linear equations is necessary
  • Note that the resource only covers one example
Pros

  • Lists the steps to writing and solving equations as an inset
  • Models problem-solving strategies
Cons

  • Narrator lacks enthusiasm
Common Core