This workbook introduces middle school math students to the concept of solving simple algebraic equations. This workbook guides students through thinking moves and steps that they can follow to solve simple algebraic equations.
This packet is a great way to introduce your students to a new unit or chapter that involves solving simple algebraic equations. I recommend breaking your students into small groups and having them work though this material following a workshop model. Some students will move quickly through the work, others will require more time to process these newer concepts.
This packet is interactive in nature, prompting students to explain their thinking at times and check their answers. To apply to a wider range of students, this packet only contains operations with positive numbers.
Depending on the pace of your class, this workbook will fill one or two days of in-class time.