Whew! Teaching algebra students how to solve multi-step equations can be overwhelming for all parties involved! To help "chunk" the sheer volume of material and examples, consider these foldable paper note-taking guides. Note taking guides included here provide space to address:
* solving 2-step equations
* solving multi-step equations involving combining like terms
* solving multi-step equations involving grouping symbols
* solving multi-step equations involving fractions
* solving multi-step equations involving decimals
* solving multi-step equations with variables on both sides
(The algebra text I'm most familiar with presents equations with grouping symbols, with like terms, with fractions and with decimals all in one lesson... which prompted me to make these resources to separate all the problem types and break up the content in more manageable sections over the course of several days).
Photocopy pages 1 and 3 back to back (using one color of paper), as well as pages 2 and 3 back to back (using a different color of paper). Fold lengthwise, then have students make two cuts on the front half of the title page to create three flaps. Use the inside of each flap for detailed notes (left side) and a meaty example (right side). Have students refer to the foldable guide while completing classwork, homework, or even during an assessment when appropriate.
See my other listings for resources that facilitate cooperative learning, mathematical communication, and guided practice for these topics. The best ones to accompany the foldable guides here involve "Write Arounds" to practice solving equations.
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