Two Step Linear Equation - How on earth do they work?

This resource explains how to solve two step linear equations and provides algebra tiles to help students visualize equivalent algebraic expressions and/or equations. This resource helps create a visual for students by using algebra tiles.

Standards & Objectives

CCSS.Math.Content.7.EE.A.2
Understand that rewriting an expression in different forms in a problem context can shed light on the problem and how the quantities in it are...
CCSS.Math.Content.7.EE.B.4
Use variables to represent quantities in a real-world or mathematical problem, and construct simple equations and inequalities to solve problems by...
GLE 0706.3.1
Recognize and generate equivalent forms for simple algebraic expressions.
GLE 0706.3.7
Use mathematical models involving linear equations to analyze real-world phenomena.
GLE 0706.3.8
Use a variety of strategies to efficiently solve linear equations and inequalities.
SPI 0706.3.1
Evaluate algebraic expressions involving rational values for coefficients and/or variables.
SPI 0706.3.3
Given a table of inputs x and outputs f(x), identify the function rule and continue the pattern.
SPI 0706.3.6
Solve linear equations with rational coefficients symbolically or graphically.
SPI 0706.3.7
Translate between verbal and symbolic representations of real-world phenomena involving linear equations.
SPI 0706.3.8
Solve contextual problems involving two-step linear equations.
SPI 0706.3.9
Solve linear inequalities in one variable with rational coefficients symbolically or graphically.
TSS.Math.7.EE.A.2
Understand that rewriting an expression in different forms in a contextual problem can provide multiple ways of interpreting the problem and how the...
TSS.Math.7.EE.B.4
Use variables to represent quantities in a real-world or mathematical problem, and construct simple equations and inequalities to solve problems by...

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Learning objectives:

The student will:

• solve and verify two-step first-degree equations.

Lesson Variations

Blooms taxonomy level:
Understanding

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