Equations with Variables on Both Sides: Intro Activity w/Candy

Equations with Variables on Both Sides: Intro Activity w/Candy
Equations with Variables on Both Sides: Intro Activity w/Candy
Equations with Variables on Both Sides: Intro Activity w/Candy
Equations with Variables on Both Sides: Intro Activity w/Candy
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This is the BEST way to first learn to solve equations with variables on both sides. Students will use money (real or pretend coins) to find the value of a piece of candy.

Students are engaged because:

1. There's candy.

2. They are solving problems hands-on without writing anything down.

Students will finally represent the manipulative problems they did with actual equations. From that point on, they will be able to make a connection between an equation, and the real-life scenario of buying candy.

(If students have already learned to solve equations with variables on both sides, this can still be a beneficial review activity. I also use this when I tutor struggling students individually.)

Lesson Plan steps/instructions and answer key included.

Will take a full class period.

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3 pages
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Included
Teaching Duration
40 minutes
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