Do you not know where to begin when it comes to administering notes to your students? Look no further with these guided notes that will direct your instruction on deep thinking and visual representations. These notes are a great guide to introduce the concept of solving one-step equations for addition and subtraction. Actual algebra tiles may be used as a hands-on way to introduce them, or you may simply use the algebra tile key that is in the guided notes packet and students can draw them out. Both the visual way and the algebraic way are included. An answer key is provided as well!
The contents in this packet are aligned with the Common Core State Standards: "Use variables to represent quantities in a real-world or mathematical problem, and construct simple equations and inequalities to solve problems by reasoning about the quantities (7.EE.4). They tie along with the 7th Grade standards, but may be used for Grades 5 and 6 as well, depending on the level of your students.