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Equal expressions

This lesson explores how well students can solve and create linear equations, determining whether each side of the equation is equal. The lesson involves students creating their own equations and trying to solve the value of x. Students work collaboratively in attempting to solve the equation, deciding if there is always a solution. This involves the process of establishing and utilising rules. The lesson is accompanied by downloadable resources for teacher use.

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Year level(s) Year 8
Audience Teacher
Purpose Teaching resource, Content knowledge, Evidence-based approaches, Student task, Teaching strategies
Format Downloadable resources
Teaching strategies and pedagogical approaches Collaborative learning, Mathematics investigation, Questioning, Setting goals, Structuring lessons, Worked examples
Keywords unknown, rearrangement, equations, inductive, deductive, coeffecients

Curriculum alignment

Curriculum connections Critical and creative thinking, Numeracy
Strand and focus Number, Algebra, Apply understanding, Build understanding
Topics Algebraic expressions, Data representation and interpretation, Linear relationships, Patterns and algebra
AC: Mathematics content descriptions
ACMNA194 Solve linear equations using algebraic and graphical techniques. Verify solutions by substitution
National numeracy learning progression Interpreting and representing data
Number patterns and algebraic thinking - NPA8

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