This product was created to help students learn to solve multi-step linear equations that include fractions. The product is a tabular graphic organizer where the steps for setting up the equation (getting rid of the fractions) are described in the heading of each column. Once the equation is "set up", the student may go about solving the equation by completing the usual steps for solving equations.
The graphic organizer includes 11 linear equations that have fractions. The first one is done as an example.
The idea behind the graphic organizer is to help the students see what steps are necessary to eliminate fractions in an equation. After practicing the skill with the graphic organizer, the student ideally can do it without the graphic organizer.
This product was created by Susan M. Walker.