## Solving equations by balancing

These are worksheets which I devised when teaching the balancing method to solve equation for my SEN yr10 group. The numbers are very simple, but they stretch across all possible combinations of operations and negative/positive numbers. There's also a plenary worksheet which I used on the IWB, and then asked the class to finish as homework. It could easily be used with middle/higher sets in KS3. Pls do take the time to leave feedback: thank you!!!

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This worksheet develops from practice expanding a single bracket to solving an equation with a single bracket to solving an equation with a bracket at each side

#### Solving equations - balanced scales

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#### Solving equations - balancing method

Notebook file to demonstrate the balancing method in order to solve equations (make x the subject).
This is the method the pupils need to know for the new GCSEs
Hope this is useful!

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#### Solving linear equations by balancing

Power Point presentation, 14 slides, explaining how to solve linear equations by maintaining the balance. Solving equations with a repeated unknown. For a preview of the power point copy the following link on your browser: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B8z00qLZV7OleThiRnVOMzYzeHc/view?usp=sharing

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#### Algebra: Solving Quadratic Equations Bundle (all methods - 3 or 4 lessons)

This is a bundle to teach ALL aspects of solving quadratic equations. All lessons that I teach come with the usual starter, great examples, lesson objectives, key words, questions with answers, plenary etc...
Lesson One - Solving Quadratics by factorising (could be two lessons easily, especially if the class is weak in factorising - also worth looking at my excellent lessons on factorising)
Lesson Two - Solving Quadratics by using the Formula (again could be two lessons)
Lesson Three - Solving Quadratics by Completing the Square
NOTE: Quadratic Graphs I have grouped with different types of further graphs!!
NOTE: Also added in a simple MWB proforma and revision worksheet I created
NOTE: These lessons are available as singles if you prefer.

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#### Algebra: Solving Quadratic Equations by factorising

This is an excellent resource for teaching quadratic equations by factorising. Other methods for solving quadratics are available and all methods available as a bundle at a reduced price.
All my lessons come with a starter, excellent teaching slides with plenty of examples, lesson objectives, key words, questions with answers and plenary. It is very well structured and takes the stress out of teaching!!

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#### Algebra: Solving Quadratic Equations by completing the square (whole lesson)

This is an excellent resource for teaching quadratic equations by completing the square. Other methods for solving quadratics are available and all methods available as a bundle at a reduced price.
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#### Algebra: Solving Quadratic Equations by using the formula (whole lesson)

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