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Title Balancing Act
Description This lesson should happen after students have mastered the concept of solving a one step equation through the use of addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division. This lesson can be used as an introduction to solving two-step equations with the main idea being to keep the scale balanced through the use of inverse operations.
Subject Mathematics
Level Middle School
Type Guided Activity
Duration 90 minutes
Answers Included Yes
Language English
Keywords Equations, solving equations, two-step equations
Simulation(s) Equality Explorer (HTML5)

Author(s) Michael Reynolds
School / Organization Altona Middle School
Date submitted 19/06/09
Date updated 19/06/09