Reflection: Adjustments to Practice Deciphering Word Problems to Write Equations - Section 3: Deciphering Word Problems to Write Equations

Here's a little trick to help students understand how to write an equation.  The hardest part of this process is getting the students to realize that the equation is the inverse of how we would find the solution.  The way I worked it helped some of the students, but we still have more work to do!

Adjustment to teaching to deepen their understanding of writing equations.

Deciphering Word Problems to Write Equations

Unit 7: Equations
Lesson 7 of 14

Big Idea: Knowing the language of word problems helps students write equations which is a skill used in Algebra.

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