Do your students have a hard time deciding what to do first when solving multi-step equations? Especially if there are variables on both sides? I have taught this process for many years, and distilled it down to Seven Steps that they middle grade and high school students can easily learn and use to solve almost any linear, multi-step equation! I've included a PowerPoint presentation that shows this process step-by-step, with four practice problems and a summary at the end. This is designed for 7th/8th/9th graders. If your school teaches "Thinking Maps," this makes a great Flow Map project!