Lesson Plan

Solve linear equations with integers by using inverse operations

teaches Common Core State Standards CCSS.Math.Content.8.EE.C.7 http://corestandards.org/Math/Content/8/EE/C/7
teaches Common Core State Standards CCSS.Math.Content.8.EE.C.7b http://corestandards.org/Math/Content/8/EE/C/7/b

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Big Ideas: Equations can be rewritten in infinite equivalent forms. Solving equations requires transforming them into successively simpler forms. A solution to an equation is a value for the unknown that makes the equation true. This lesson gives students a real world situation with missing information. Students define the variable, translate words into equations, and solve single variable equations using inverse operations. This lesson prepares students to solve more difficult linear equations with decimals and fractions in subsequent lessons.
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