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Solving linear equations
This paper explores the process of solving linear equations. It provides details of the knowledge students should have and some of the misconceptions they may hold. Examples given illustrate what these misconceptions may look like, how to address them, and support teachers in developing pedagogical and content knowledge.
|Year 7, Year 8
|Teacher, School Leader
|linear equation, solve
|Strand and focus
|AC: Mathematics (V9.0) content descriptions
Solve one-variable linear equations with natural number solutions; verify the solution by substitution
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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