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Write and solve single-step equations that involve division by using inverse operations and visual models

teaches Common Core State Standards CCSS.Math.Content.6.EE.B.7
teaches Common Core State Standards CCSS.Math.Practice.MP1
teaches Common Core State Standards CCSS.Math.Practice.MP2

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Big Ideas: A solution is a number that makes an equation true. Representational drawings can be used to show equality. Inverse operations can be used to help find a solution. This lesson builds on solving for variables in equations that use multiplication by asking students to solve equations that involve division. In this task, students are asked to determine missing dimensions for a real-life geometric figure. Students will build algebraic equations that involve division and then will use substitution, inverse operations, and visual models to find solutions for unknowns. This concept builds toward solving for variables in inequalities and two-step equations. Vocabulary: variable, algebraic equation, solution, substitute, inverse operation Special Materials: none
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