CCSS.Math.Content.8.EE.C.7b: Solve linear equations with rational number coefficients, including equations whose solutions require expanding expressions using the distributive property and collecting like terms.
CCSS.Math.Content.HSA-REI.B.3: Solve linear equations and inequalities in one variable, including equations with coefficients represented by letters.
Solving equations is a foundational skill needed in pre-algebra and algebra. Being able to solve a variety of equations enables students to analyze functional relationships.
Students need practice in solving equations in order to develop fluency in uncovering unknown values.
Solution Mash-Ups: Students solve a series of four equations requiring 2 steps to find the solutions. They use the previous solution in the next problem. There are 2 “mash-up” sets of problems. Solutions are included.