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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.
|Year level(s)||Year 8|
|Purpose||Teaching resource, Content knowledge, Evidence-based approaches, Student task, Teaching strategies|
|Teaching strategies and pedagogical approaches||Collaborative learning, Mathematics investigation, Questioning, Setting goals, Structuring lessons, Worked examples|
|Keywords||unknown, rearrangement, equations, inductive, deductive, coeffecients|
|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 (V9.0) content descriptions||
Graph linear relations on the Cartesian plane using digital tools where appropriate; solve linear equations and one-variable inequalities using graphical and algebraic techniques; verify solutions by substitution
Number patterns and algebraic thinking (P7)
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