Students will expand on the basic strategy of reversing operations to solve linear equations. They will add the tactics of simplifying on either side of the equation, and of eliminating a linear term by addition or subtraction when there are linear terms on both sides. Linear equations can have no solution, one solution or infinite solutions. This mission is aligned with Common Core State Standards: 8.EE.C.7, HAS.REI.A.1.
The fun stuff:
The bread and butter of algebra! This mission builds on two-step equations (EE2) to give students another tactic in their solving: eliminating variable terms on one side by adding or subtracting. Students also get an introduction to the wonderful phenomena of no solution and infinite solutions, a concept revisited later in the Linear Functions missions. Great practice problems for kids who can already handle two-step linear equations and need to start to dodge and weave a little!
The zip file includes:
★The mission. (6 pages).
★A two-page Quick Start guide for teachers. Detailed and helpful!
★Selected Answers in pdf form.
★Selected Answers online, password protected. For students to correct at home!
The mission includes:
•Eliminating a term on one side by tactically adding or subtracting.
•One, infinite or no solutions.
•Carefully crafted practice problems.
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