Solving Linear Equations Examples Resource (Free Download)

Suitable for Year groups: 6, 7

Solving Linear Equations Examples resource description

This resource goes through three examples of solving two-step equations using the balancing method and the function machine method.

Solving Linear Equations Examples

This resource is a PDF document packed with examples of how to solve linear equations. It's aimed at secondary school students in Years 7, 8 and 9.


Why is solving linear equations important?

Linear equations crop up everywhere in real life! From understanding recipes to working out exchange rates, these equations help us model situations and solve problems. Mastering them unlocks a whole world of applications.


Why is this resource helpful?

This resource breaks down linear equations into bite-sized chunks, using clear explanations and plenty of worked examples.

  • It covers two key methods: balancing equations and function machine methods.
  • Balancing equations involves adding or subtracting the same number to both sides of an equation to isolate the variable. It's like balancing a set of scales!
  • Function machine methods involve visualising the equation as a machine that takes in a number, performs an operation, and outputs an answer. It's a fun and interactive way to grasp the concepts.
  • Plus, there's a free printable PDF version you can download and use in class or for home learning.

Remember, practice is key to mastering linear equations. This resource provides a wealth of examples and clear guidance to help your students conquer them!


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