Solving Equations

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Demonstrate the abstract process of solving equations by using algebra tiles as a concrete representation. Scholars begin by solving equations through the use of manipulatives. As they gain more confidence, they progress to whiteboards and a matching activity. Each activity reinforces the steps of solving equations.

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CCSS: Adaptable
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Instructional Ideas
  • Have learners write or say the properties they use as they solve the equations
  • Create a life-size balance mat and have individuals play the part of the algebra tiles
Classroom Considerations
  • Requires pupils to use algebra tiles and mini-whitboards
Pros
  • Includes many transitions to keep participants interested
  • Provides ideas for differentiation
Cons
  • None
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