Please find in the following power point detailed instruction for students on what a Linear Equation is and how to solve for a Linear Equation using addition and subtraction.
* Key terms (Equivalent equations, Linear Equations, and Inverse Operation) are explained.
* Students learn to transform equations using addition and subtraction with the inverse operation.
* Students learn that when a number is added or subtracted to BOTH sides of an equation, the equation stays in balance.
* Students learn that in order to solve for a Linear Equation, they must isolate the variable.
* A number of practice problems for students to work is included, and an answer page is provided so that they may confirm their understanding of the lesson.
* The lesson concludes with two "Real-Life" problems that give the differences in acreage size of a couple of our National Parks, and students find the size of one park by knowing the size of another park and the difference between the two.
* Students find an opportunity here to apply their newly acquired knowledge of the "Inverse Operation"
* The lesson is aligned with Common Core Standards for teaching convenience and student enhanced understanding.
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