Instructional Video

Solve a One Step Equation With Decimals by Adding and Subtracting (Example)

Apply decimal operations to solving equations. Learners first observe two examples of one-step linear equations being solved. They then watch as each equation is solved by either adding or subtracting decimals using strategies they already know. 

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CCSS: Adaptable
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Instructional Ideas
  • Include decimal problems along with whole number problems when teaching how to solve one-step equations
Classroom Considerations
  • Requires the class to be comfortable adding and subtracting with decimals
  • Assumes understanding of the process of solving equations using inverse operations
  • This video is hosted on YouTube
Pros
  • Uses colors to highlight the arithmetic in the solving
  • Checks the solutions using a calculator
Cons
  • None