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Algebra 1


Learning to solve equations begins with simple equations in one variable and involves fundamental principles such as inverse properties and the concept of balance. The lessons in this unit illustrate the difference between expressions and equations, explore the additive inverse property, use a balance beam to solve equations, and examine the special cases in which the equation is an identity or for which the equation has no solution.

Algebra 1: Equations Activities

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Visualizing Integers

Understand the additive inverse property through simple integer equalities.

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  • 5533

Visualizing Equations

Deepen understand of solving linear equations by maintaining balance.

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  • 5518

From Expressions to Equations

Substitute values for variables, evaluate expressions, and solve equations.

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  • 6177

Variables on Both Sides

Understand the number of possible solutions to equations that have variables on both sides.

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  • 5591

Dog Days or Dog Years?

Students use ordered pairs, table of values, and a scatter plot to determine a function that represents real world data.

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  • 6218

Using Tables to Solve Linear Equations

Solve one-step and two-step linear equations where a and b are real numbers.

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  • 5005
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