The strategy for getting the variable by itself with a coefficient of 1 involves using opposite operations. For example, to move something that is added to the other side of the equation, you should subtract. The most important thing to remember in solving a linear equation is that whatever you do to one side of the equation, you MUST do to the other side. So if you subtract a number from one side, you MUST subtract the same value from the other side.
Think of a strategy you can use to help you remember the steps needed to solve equations with multiple steps.
(include 4 different examples of different types of equations requiring different operations)
define these vocabulary terms:
Solve(solving for a variable)
Write out the process for solving an equation with one variable ( in your own words).
Write out the process for solving an equation with 2 variables on different sides of the equal sign.
Put your steps and definitions into a powerpoint presentation including all of your definitions and sample problems!
How confident do you feel about solving equations?
Reflect on where you have the most difficulty or where you feel you are strongest in solving equations.