Instructional Video

Solving a Multi-Step Linear Equation in One Variable (Example)

An equation has parentheses on both sides of the equation, including a need to use the distributive property and recall the order of operations. The resource works through the steps to isolate the variable and finds the solution to the equation.

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CCSS: Adaptable
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Instructional Ideas
  • Lead a discussion on whether it is fine to have the variables on the right side of the equation
Classroom Considerations
  • Pupils should be comfortable with the order of operations
  • Expects individuals know how to solve a two-step equation
  • This video is hosted on YouTube
Pros
  • Displays the list of steps in solving a multi-step equation
  • Uses colors to show the steps
Cons
  • None