One Step Equations:

Students will learn how to solve one-step multiplication equations.



• Students will review ways to show multiplication in Algebra.

• Students will review the rules for solving multiplication problems with negative integers.

• Students will practice solving one-step equations.

• Students will review solving addition and subtraction equations.


Suggested Grades:

Sixth Grade - Seventh Grade - Eighth Grade - Ninth Grade - including special education students

Lesson Procedure:

Print the classroom lesson plan and worksheet questions (see below).


Lesson Excerpt:

I. Introduction

- "We have been learning about solving equations. The last couple of days, we have been solving equations using addition and subtraction. Can anyone tell me a few important things about solving these equations?"
- Note: Allow student participation. Write all answers on the board. Some possible student answers include:
- Both sides of the equation must balance
- An equation is like a scale and both sides need to be balanced
- What you do to one side of the equation you need to do to the other side
- You have to get x alone to solve
- A variable is an unknown, and is usually a letter
- You do the opposite operation to get x alone- addition= subtraction, and subtraction = addition
- Note: Go over each of the points above, and fill in any points that the student's miss. It is important to do this review before adding any new information.
- You may want to allow special education students to use a calculator.



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