(Alg 1) Solving Special Systems of Linear Equations in a PowerPoint

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Algebra 1 Solving Special Systems of Linear Equations in a PowerPoint Presentation

This slideshow lesson is very animated with a flow-through technique. I developed the lesson for my Algebra 1 class, but it can also be used for upper level class reviews. This lesson teaches how to solve systems of linear systems as having one solution, no solution, or infinitely many solutions, and solve real-life problems modeling a linear system as in when two cars driving towards each other will meet.

The presentation has 52 slides with LOTS of whiteboard practice. Use as many or as few of the problems to help your students learn each concept. For more PowerPoint lessons & materials visit Preston PowerPoints.

Students often get lost in multi-step math problems. This PowerPoint lesson is unique because it uses a flow-through technique, guided animation, that helps to eliminate confusion and guides the student through the problem. The lesson highlights each step of the problem as the teacher is discussing it, and then animates it to the next step within the lesson. Every step of every problem is shown, even the minor or seemingly insignificant steps. A helpful color-coding technique engages the students and guides them through the problem (Green is for the answer, red for wrong or canceled numbers, & blue, purple & sometimes orange for focusing the next step or separating things.) Twice as many examples are provided, compared to a standard textbook. All lessons have a real-world example to aid the students in visualizing a practical application of the concept.

This lesson applies to the Common Core Standard:
Grade 8 » Expressions & Equations 8.EE.8, 8.EE.8a, 8.EE.8b, 8.EE.8c
Analyze and solve linear equations and pairs of simultaneous linear equations.
8. Analyze and solve pairs of simultaneous linear equations.
a. Understand that solutions to a system of two linear equations in two variables correspond to points of intersection of their graphs, because points of intersection satisfy both equations simultaneously.

b. Solve systems of two linear equations in two variables algebraically, and estimate solutions by graphing the equations. Solve simple cases by inspection. For example, 3x + 2y = 5 and 3x + 2y = 6 have no solution because 3x + 2y cannot simultaneously be 5 and 6.

c. Solve real-world and mathematical problems leading to two linear equations in two variables. For example, given coordinates for two pairs of points, determine whether the line through the first pair of points intersects the line through the second pair.

High School: Algebra » Creating Equations A.CED.3
Create equations that describe numbers or relationships.
3. Represent constraints by equations or inequalities, and by systems of equations and/or inequalities, and interpret solutions as viable or nonviable options in a modeling context. For example, represent inequalities describing nutritional and cost constraints on combinations of different foods.

Algebra » Reasoning with Equations & Inequalities A.REI.6
Solve systems of equations.
6. Solve systems of linear equations exactly and approximately (e.g., with graphs), focusing on pairs of linear equations in two variables.

Please note that the PowerPoint is not editable.

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*This lesson contains 20 problems. Each problem in this lesson uses several pages in order to achieve the animated flow-through technique.
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(Alg 1) Solving Special Systems of Linear Equations in a P