Solve One Step Equations with Fractions

Fractions do not cause a different process. Pupils watch as the narrator solves five one-step equations that contain fractions. The scholars see that the process is the same, though they need to use fraction arithmetic to arrive at a solution. 

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • Review the process of solving one-step equations as some pupils think it would be different because of the fractions
  • Provide a set of one-step equations that contain fractions and whole numbers to solve
Classroom Considerations
  • Assumes the class knows how to operate with fractions
  • Requires knowledge of working with negative rational numbers
Pros
  • Shows all of the steps, including finding common denominators
  • Uses colors to highlight different arithmetic processes
Cons
  • None
Common Core