Equation Match-Up is an activity that allows students to build their own understanding of solving equations as they apply their knowledge of addition, subtraction, multiplication and division to solving for variables using inverse operations. Teachers will be impressed how quickly students are able to make sense of these problems and persevere in solving them. When equations are taught using this "global" approach, valuable time is saved in the classroom as students work through the algebraic process to make sense of solving all types of one-step equations. Through in class discussions and sharing of student work and thinking, be prepared to be blown away how quickly your students make sense of solving these problems!
Equation Match-up handout