Solving with Inverse Operations

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What does order of operations have to do with solving equations? A video explains solving two-step equations using a do/undo chart. Learners recognize the operations within an equation and use inverse operations to undo those operations. 

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CCSS: Designed
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Instructional Ideas
  • Allow pupils to watch the video multiple times; then write a summary of the content presented
  • Use the provided problems as board work to check for understanding and catch misconceptions
Classroom Considerations
  • Video does require Internet access
  • Lesson follows the pre-test in this series of eight
  • The process of solving equations is explained conceptually, avoiding a memorization strategy
  • Resources do not include any problem solving or real-life examples
  • Video is more than 13 minutes in length, which may be a long time for younger learners to stay focused
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