The set-drawing technique illustrated here is meant to give your
students a visual and concrete alternative for solving algebraic
This set-drawing approach can be a conceptual gateway to the
more abstract technique of solving a written equation for x.
Grade level? Well, just about any! This technique is visual and intuitive. Let's say "Third grade through adult".
The enclosed PDF file contains a classroom presentation for illustrating the set-drawing technique and four pages of exercises for student practice.
HINT: Most PDF readers can display a PDF file in presentation mode, which renders the file in full screen format as if it were a PowerPoint show. We recommend this presentation format of the enclosed PDF file when presenting the concepts to your students.