This packet includes an introduction, study guide, guided practice & independent practice for solving one-step equations. The intro page has blanks in place of variables as a way to introduce students to equations without the confusion of variables. The 4 pages of a color-coded study guide has one problem per page (addition, subtraction, multiplication and division). Each page has step-by-step instructions for solving equations, with each step in a different color. Steps are also written in words. The guided practice pages have an example on the left side (with colors to match the steps in the study guide), the written steps in the middle in corresponding colors, and a practice problem on the right side. Students can easily see the steps while they work. The guided practice has 10 practice problems. The answer key has color coded steps that match the rest of the packet. This is great to use as group work, whole group and pairs. It is self-explanatory so parents can assist at home, and is also a great resource to use for students who were absent. It is great for differentiating as well as allowing some groups to work through in on their own and check the answer key while other students can work with an adult. This packet is beneficial for mainstream classes, ICS classes, and resource rooms. The way the work is written goes along with the PwrPt in my store.