# Solving Equations Flowchart Foldable

I discovered this solving equations flowchart foldable when I still had some students who were getting their steps out of order when trying to solve equations. I downloaded this foldable from In Stillness the Dancing. I had my Algebra 1 students glue it in our interactive notebooks.

I referred to this as our flippy, flappy, foldy thing. I think this was one of our most-used foldables of the year so far. Our special education teacher loved it, too. I guess the reason why I love this so much is that it takes students step by step through the process of solving an equation.

These are the same questions I would be asking a student if I was sitting by them and helping them. By giving all of my students this tool and modeling how it works, I am equipping my students to help themselves. (And, yes, my students remarked that I was WAY TOO happy about this foldable.)

Thank you so much for sharing! We beginning teachers really appreciate it!!

You're very welcome!

I have learned the do/undo method…but no examples cover problems like this:

15-8(x-6) / -4 = 2.25

The 15-8 confuses me in the chart

You are a true inspiration! THANK you for all you do! I teach math 1 6th grade and often need to change things for their level, but the kids really love this book. Thank you again!

Thanks for the sweet comment, Donna!

Thank you for sharing your ideas. You are reenergizing me and inspiring me to try some new-to-me practices. Thank you!

You're welcome! Thanks for reading my blog!

Thank you for sharing your ideas. They are truly well thought out and very helpful.