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# Algebra 1 – Solving Equations - Math is Hip™

Intro to Expressions & Equations
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Prerequisite Skills Needed:
- Basic Addition & Subtraction Skills
Algebra 1 – Solving Equations - Math is Hip™

Intro to Expressions & Equations
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_____ What’s the difference between an Expression & an Equation?
Expression Equation
7+3 7 + 3 = 10
Algebra 1 – Solving Equations - Math is Hip™

Intro to Expressions & Equations
________________________________________________________
_____ What’s the difference between an Expression & an Equation?
Expression Equation
7+3 7 + 3 = 10
5+x 5 + x = 12
Algebra 1 – Solving Equations - Math is Hip™

Intro to Expressions & Equations
________________________________________________________
_____ What’s the difference between an Expression & an Equation?
Expression Equation
7+3 7 + 3 = 10
5+x 5 + x = 12
You would say: You would say:

“the sum of seven and three” ”The sum of seven and three is ten.”
-or- -or-
“the sum of five and x” “The sum of five and x is twelve.”
Algebra 1 – Solving Equations - Math is Hip™

Intro to Expressions & Equations
________________________________________________________
_____ What’s the difference between an Expression & an Equation?
Expression Equation
7+3 7 + 3 = 10
5+x 5 + x = 12
You would say: You would say:

“the sum of seven and three” ”The sum of seven and three is ten.”
-or- -or-
“the sum of five and x” “The sum of five and x is twelve.”
Algebra 1 – Solving Equations - Math is Hip™

Intro to Expressions & Equations
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_____ Expression Remember that in an EQUATION - each Equation
side of the equation must be balanced.
7+3

7+3
Algebra 1 – Solving Equations - Math is Hip™

Intro to Expressions & Equations
________________________________________________________
_____ Expression Remember that in an EQUATION - each Equation
side of the equation must be balanced.
7+3 7 + 3 = 10

7 3 10

7 + 3 = 10
Algebra 1 – Solving Equations - Math is Hip™

Intro to Expressions & Equations
________________________________________________________
_____ Expression Remember that in an EQUATION - each Equation
side of the equation must be balanced.
7+3 7 + 3 = 10
5+x

5+x
Algebra 1 – Solving Equations - Math is Hip™

Intro to Expressions & Equations
________________________________________________________
_____ Expression Remember that in an EQUATION - each Equation
side of the equation must be balanced.
7+3 7 + 3 = 10
5+x 5 + x = 12

5 x 12

5 + x = 12
Algebra 1 – Solving Equations - Math is Hip™

Intro to Expressions & Equations
________________________________________________________
_____
In an equation, an unknown quantity can be represented by a variable (such as ‘x’). In order to figure out the
value of this unknown quantity, you must Isolate the Variable to one side of the equation by itself.

5 x 12

5 + x = 12
Algebra 1 – Solving Equations - Math is Hip™

Intro to Expressions & Equations
________________________________________________________
_____
In an equation, an unknown quantity can be represented by a variable (such as ‘x’). In order to figure out the
value of this unknown quantity, you must Isolate the Variable to one side of the equation by itself.

5 x 12

5 + x = 12
Algebra 1 – Solving Equations - Math is Hip™

Intro to Expressions & Equations
________________________________________________________
_____
In an equation, an unknown quantity can be represented by a variable (such as ‘x’). In order to figure out the
value of this unknown quantity, you must Isolate the Variable to one side of the equation by itself.

5 x 12
5 + x = 12 To Isolate the Variable:
– Keep the equation balanced! –
Cancel out all the extra numbers by
performing ‘opposite’ operations.
Algebra 1 – Solving Equations - Math is Hip™

Intro to Expressions & Equations
________________________________________________________
_____
In an equation, an unknown quantity can be represented by a variable (such as ‘x’). In order to figure out the
value of this unknown quantity, you must Isolate the Variable to one side of the equation by itself.

5 x 12
5 + x = 12 To Isolate the Variable:

-5 – Keep the equation balanced! –
Cancel out all the extra numbers by
performing ‘opposite’ operations.
Algebra 1 – Solving Equations - Math is Hip™

Intro to Expressions & Equations
________________________________________________________
_____
In an equation, an unknown quantity can be represented by a variable (such as ‘x’). In order to figure out the
value of this unknown quantity, you must Isolate the Variable to one side of the equation by itself.

5 + x = 12
-5
Algebra 1 – Solving Equations - Math is Hip™

Intro to Expressions & Equations
________________________________________________________
_____
In an equation, an unknown quantity can be represented by a variable (such as ‘x’). In order to figure out the
value of this unknown quantity, you must Isolate the Variable to one side of the equation by itself.

– Keep the equation balanced! – 5 + x = 12
Whatever you do to one side of the
-5
equation, you must do to the other!
Algebra 1 – Solving Equations - Math is Hip™

Intro to Expressions & Equations
________________________________________________________
_____
In an equation, an unknown quantity can be represented by a variable (such as ‘x’). In order to figure out the
value of this unknown quantity, you must Isolate the Variable to one side of the equation by itself.

5 x 12
– Keep the equation balanced! – 5 + x = 12
Whatever you do to one side of the
equation, you must do to the other!
Algebra 1 – Solving Equations - Math is Hip™

Intro to Expressions & Equations
________________________________________________________
_____
In an equation, an unknown quantity can be represented by a variable (such as ‘x’). In order to figure out the
value of this unknown quantity, you must Isolate the Variable to one side of the equation by itself.

5 x 12 - 5
– Keep the equation balanced! – 5 + x = 12
Whatever you do to one side of the
-5 = -5
equation, you must do to the other!
Algebra 1 – Solving Equations - Math is Hip™

Intro to Expressions & Equations
________________________________________________________
_____
In an equation, an unknown quantity can be represented by a variable (such as ‘x’). In order to figure out the
value of this unknown quantity, you must Isolate the Variable to one side of the equation by itself.

x 7
5 + x = 12
-5 = -5
x=7
Algebra 1 – Solving Equations - Math is Hip™

Intro to Expressions & Equations
________________________________________________________
_____
In an equation, an unknown quantity can be represented by a variable (such as ‘x’). In order to figure out the
value of this unknown quantity, you must Isolate the Variable to one side of the equation by itself.

x 7
5 + x = 12 Tip: When solving, keep your equals
-5 = -5 signs lined up vertically to keep things
organized.
x=7
Algebra 1 – Solving Equations - Math is Hip™

Intro to Expressions & Equations
________________________________________________________
_____
In an equation, an unknown quantity can be represented by a variable (such as ‘x’). In order to figure out the
value of this unknown quantity, you must Isolate the Variable to one side of the equation by itself.

x 7
NOW WHAT?
5 + x = 12 1) Re-watch/Re-wind
-5 = -5
2) Master Practice Problems
x=7
3) Next Skill: One- & Two-Step Equations