Solving Equations by Balancing

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Taught by CCHS
  • Currently 4.0/5 Stars.
10030 views | 4 ratings
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Lesson Description:

A step-by-step walkthrough of solving equations by doing the same things to both sides of an equation. Algebra tiles and other manipulatives are used to explain the process. Also, a discussion of checking a solution by substituting the value. Finally, a real-world example showing how equations can be used in the world.

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Questions answered by this video:
  • How do you balance an equation?
  • How do you solve an equation?
  • How do you check a solution?
  • What is a real-world example for an equation?
  • How do you use Algebra tiles to solve an equation?
  • Staff Review

    • Currently 4.0/5 Stars.
    A very good discussion of solving equations. Very clear, step-by-step explanations are given for several different problems. Solving equations is shown in several different ways and explained very well. A good video to watch if you are learning about solving / balancing equations. The only drawback is the background noise.
  • litlarcher

    • Currently 3.0/5 Stars.
    The only thing I would suggest is actually doing the examples on the screen vs. throwing them out there and not explaining them. While an explanation is given initially - its always helpful to work through each and every example given.