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Solve Linear Equation

Published on 02/10/2004

Activity Overview

This StudyCards™ set begins with "what is an equation?" and continues with solving linear equations using the graph of the related linear function(s), the trace and zeros methods. Use with Foundations for College Mathematics, ch. 5-1.

Before the Activity

Download the attached StudyCard file to students' calculators.

During the Activity

Use this StudyCards set to answer the question "what is an equation?" and continue with solving linear equations using the graph of the related linear function(s). The trace and zeros methods are developed with emphasis on the connection between roots and zeros of the related function.

After the Activity

Review student results:

  • As a class, discuss questions that appeared to be more challenging
  • Re-teach concepts as necessary