I created these graphic organizers to give my Algebra 1 students some structured practice solving equations/inequalities with variables on both sides of the equal sign. We started out by gluing in a set of steps to our interactive notebooks. I created six practice problems for my students to work through together. This year I am …

# Solving Equations with Variables on Both Sides

Since my non-standard operations sorting card activity was such a hit with my Algebra 1 students, I decided to use the same practice structure to make an activity for my students to get extra practice with solving equations with variables on both sides. I created a deck of 12 cards. Each card contained an equation …

I created this solving equations with variables on both sides of the equal sign foldable for my Algebra 1 students to glue in our interactive notebooks. For this topic, I made a booklet foldable with two word problem practice problems inside. The outside of the foldable featured step by step directions. Here are the two …

I used Sarah Rubin’s idea of using scales to model solving equations with variables on both sides. It turned out to be a brilliant introduction to the concepts of one solution, no solution, and infinite solutions. I did exactly as she said to. I passed out these 6 balanced scale problems to my students. It …