Education Technology

What is a Solution to a System?

Published on 12/01/2011

Activity Overview

Solve a system of linear equations and begin to explore the infinite numbers of solutions to one equation.

Objectives

  • Students will understand what it means for an ordered pair to be a solution to a linear equation.
  • Students will understand what it means for an ordered pair to be a solution to a system of linear equations.

Vocabulary

  • system of linear equations
  • solve

About the Lesson

This lesson involves solving a system of linear equations. As a result, students will:

  • Understand that there are an infinite number of solutions to one equation, but exactly one solution for this particular system of equations.
  • Begin to explore the possibility of having infinitely many or no solutions.