Solving Two-Step Equations (Basic)

Solving equations is as easy as 1-2-3. Using two examples, the video shows the order of the steps to use when solving a two-step equation. It uses a vertical approach to perform the inverse operations to isolate the variable. To finish, the narrator checks each solution to confirm it makes the equation true.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Post the steps to solving two-step equations within the classroom
  • Challenge scholars to solve similar equations with more complex rational numbers
Classroom Considerations

  • Class members should know the inverse operations for the basic operations
Pros

  • Includes a check step using substitution
  • Uses colors to highlight inverse operations
Cons

  • None
Common Core