Stage 4 - linear equations

Strategies

Students can:

  • solve linear equations

Activities to support the strategies

1. The teacher provides a number of cards which demonstrate the use of various methods to solve linear equations using symbols and words.

Students and the teacher discuss the links and use the vocabulary needed to express the equations in words.

In pairs students arrange sequence cards to demonstrate the solution of equations.

Discuss or write explanations to justify their arrangements, e.g.

2. The teacher provides a number of cards which demonstrate the solution of linear equations using symbols and words. In pairs, students arrange the correct sequence to demonstrate the solution of the equation.

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4. Pairs of students write the steps for solving inequalities on cardboard or paper, cut up and shuffle the cards, then challenge other pairs of students to place the solution steps in order.

References

Australian curriculum

ACMNA194: Solve linear equations using algebraic and graphical techniques. Verify solutions by substitution.

NSW syllabus

MA4-10NA: Uses algebraic techniques to solve simple linear and quadratic equations.

NSW literacy continuum

COMC13M11: Comprehension, Cluster 13, Marker 11: Locates and synthesises information to draw conclusions from a variety of sources.

Teacher resources

Student resources

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