Math = Love: Solving Equations using the Three Essential Rules of Math Foldable

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Solving Equations using the Three Essential Rules of Math Foldable

When reviewing solving equations in Algebra 2, I borrowed Glenn's Three Essential Rules of Math.

I typed them up as a foldable to reduce the amount of writing my kiddos had to do.  Here's the outside:


And, examples on the inside:


We did a few practice problems.  I made them draw in the 1's and 0's that they made, but I guess I forgot to do it when I wrote out my own solutions in my notebook.  Oops...

And, for the record, we did more than 3 practice problems.  But, I only copied down three.


I can't decide how well I like this method.  The ones and zeros didn't help my students as much as I'd hoped.  I think if they were taught this way from the beginning, it might work much better.  Once they get to Algebra 2, they seem pretty set in their equation solving ways whether they are doing it correctly or incorrectly.  

Download the file here!  The font is HVD Comic Serif Pro.  


4 comments:

  1. One suggestion: maybe change the word function on the front of the foldable to the word operation?

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    1. I like this. I just stole the original wording I found online.

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  2. Teaching this to 7th grade pre-algebra "lite", however, means that they get these mnemonics from the very beginning. It has helped my kids. Thanks!!

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