Education Technology

Seven Ways to Solve 2x+3=5

Published on 10/20/2009

Activity Overview

Activity shows different ways to solve the equation 2x+3=5. Some methods are traditional and some use the powers of simple calculators and the CAS power of the TI-Nspire.

Before the Activity

This activity is a discussion of possible ways of solving 2x+3=5. It starts with the traditional introduction and shows various other method to supply traditional algebraic setting out of this style of problem. It is aimed at teachers to reflect on their teaching practices and how these calculators methods can be added to support their teaching.