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*

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# 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*