How many of you gagged a little bit when you saw "Literal Equations" in the title? Oops, there you go again. I know, it's not your fault. Anyone who has taught Algebra 1 has been slightly traumatized by the process. Not by the process of solving them yourself, but by the process of helping students … Continue reading Literal Equations! *river style*

# Solving Equations

# Solving Equations *the river method*

In keeping with my namesake, "Eat, Pray, Solve for X," it only makes sense for me to make my first *real* post about solving for x! My thoughts on Combining Like Terms were just a stepping stone in the process... In the good ol' days, I used to solve equations traditionally just like my teachers … Continue reading Solving Equations *the river method*

# Combining Like Terms *with boxes*

Combining like terms (CLT) is fundamental to solving equations. Even if I include the distributive property during this lesson, I always give students at least 1 full period to process and practice before we move on to equations. Let's be honest, it usually takes a few days of warm-ups before they start to fully get … Continue reading Combining Like Terms *with boxes*