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It’s summer which means it’s time to clean out the drafts folder in Blogger! This post has been sitting as a draft since September! My math concepts class (a class for freshman not yet ready for Algebra 1) really working on SolveMe Mobiles this past year. If you aren’t familiar with SolveMe Mobiles, you need to follow the link right now before you continue reading.

After spending several weeks on these puzzles, I challenged my students to make their own. They drew their rough drafts on our individual dry erase boards. Then, after their mobile was checked by me, they recreated it using construction paper and circle stickers.

Here were the finished results:

## More Resources for Teaching Solving Equations

- Dry Erase Template for Solving Equations Graphically
- Balancing Act Puzzles
- Roots Solutions Zeros X-Intercepts Posters
- Graphing Solutions on a Number Line Speed Dating Activity
- Solving Equations Using Inverse Operations Foldable
- Expression Equation Inequality Foldable
- Using Equations to Solve Word Problems Foldable
- 3 Essential Rules of Math for Solving Equations
- Using Scales to Model Solving Equations with Variables on Both Sides
- DO UNDO Method for Solving Equations Foldable
- Inverse Operations Graphic Organizer
- Solving Equations Flowchart Foldable
- Five Easy Pieces Activity
- Solving Equations Auction Review Game
- Basketball Game for Solving Two Step Equations
- Flow Chart for Solving Multi-Step Equations
- Snowball Fight – Solving Equations Activity
- Solving One Step Equations Foldable

msbishop13

Friday 26th of May 2017

I'm curious as to why almost all your students wrote yello instead of yellow. Or are these students really that low? I have a similar situation this year for Algebra 2 and I'm struggling to push my algebra 2 kiddos to pass algebra 2. Most of my kiddos struggle with math concepts and was wondering if you have any suggestions? I believe most of them shouldn't have passed algebra 1 but were pushed through or just passed. I'm just trying to think of things I can do next year to help push my kiddos and fit all of algebra 2 in as these are very hard concepts for them.

Liz Mastalio

Friday 26th of May 2017

I'm going to have to go back and look at some more of your posts from your math concepts class because I'll be teaching a similar one next year!