 
What is the purpose of solving an equation? How are equations "solved"?


3. Student Learning Map
 Topic:Unit 2: Solving Equations
 Subject(s):Math
 Days:15
 Grade(s):9, 10
Key Learning:
Equations can be used used to describe, explain, and predict various aspects of patterns in real world situations. "Solving" an equation is the process of finding the value that makes a sentence true.
Unit Essential Question(s):
Lesson Essential Question(s):
When solving equations, what type of operations must you use to get the variable alone on one side of the equal sign? (A)
How do you know for sure that an equation is "solved"? (A)
Lesson Essential Question(s):
How is solving a "twostep" equation different than solving a "onestep" equation? (ET)
What order of operations should you use to solve twostep equations? (A)
Lesson Essential Question(s):
How can the properties of equality, inverse operations, and properties of real numbers be used to solve "multistep" equations?
(ET)
(ET)
Lesson Essential Question(s):
What is the process for finding a solution, if one exists, to an equation with variables on both sides? (A)
How is solving an equation with two variable terms on the same side of
the equal sign different than solving an equation with variable terms on
both sides of the equal sign? (ET)
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