This is a set of seven worksheets having students solve equations in two different ways. Each page contains two different equations and has the student solve it in different methods side by side. Students can practice a variety of methods to arrive at the same solutions. By solving each equation in two different ways it encourages students to explore different possible methods of obtaining a solution instead of relying solely upon their favorite method.
These pages were designed with the 7th grade common core standards in mind, thus they are mostly two step equations. But any student wanting practice with solving equations can benefit from them.
There are seven worksheets, with two problems per page, as well as answer sheets that provide sample answers for each of the equations. Please keep in mind that there are often a variety of methods that can be used to solve each equation and I have only provided an example of two ways to solve each equation. Please encourage your students to solve them in a variety of ways, even though I may have not provided that as an example solution method.
I can see these activities being utilized as an assessment, completed for homework, or as worksheets completed in class.
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