Using algebra tiles to solve equations

In this lesson, students use algebra tiles to solve one-variable linear equations involving multiplication and division, applying these skills in real-world contexts to enhance their understanding.

This is the fourth lesson in a series of lessons to develop understandings and proficiency in algebraic thinking. 

Additional details

Year level(s) Year 7
Audience Teacher
Purpose Teaching resource
Format Web page
Teaching strategies and pedagogical approaches Concrete Representational Abstract model, Explicit teaching, Worked examples, Collaborative learning
Keywords Maths Hub lesson plan, Algebraic equations, Real world

Curriculum alignment

Curriculum connections Critical and creative thinking
Strand and focus Algebra, Measurement
Topics Algebraic expressions
AC: Mathematics (V9.0) content descriptions
Solve one-variable linear equations with natural number solutions; verify the solution by substitution

Solve problems involving the area of triangles and parallelograms using established formulas and appropriate units

Numeracy progression Number patterns and algebraic thinking (P6)

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