## 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

Illustration of balanced scales for solving equations. 1 and 2-step. [21/1/15] Simple matching worksheet added for 1-step equations. [3/3/15] New version of presentation showing how to deal with the variable on both sides.

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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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#### Interactive Solving Equations Balance Scales

Interactive Solving Equations Balance Scales Excel handout randomised questions with balance beam analogyThis is NOT authored by myself but is so good that I wanted to share with you - Thank You to the person who made it as it is a brilliant visual stimul

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#### 2D shapes displays/cards

I wanted a way to display all geometrical properties of 2D shapes in my class by using the correct symbols - after looking on the web and in books for ages, I had to give in and make my own! They look great on the wall, on a red paper background, and I have noticed students gravitating towards them more and more. I hope this is useful for others too.

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#### Tally/bar charts - homework practical activity

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Pls do take the time to leave feedback, as s trainee teacher it would be very valuable to know what you think. Thank you!

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8 questions to verify/assess understanding/learning of percentages: calculating simple percentages and using percentages to compare proportions.
I created this worksheet for my L5 yr7 class, but it would be great for bottom sets at KS4 as well.
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#### Metric units conversion - revised!

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Goal: Model a real life problem with a quadratic relation of the form y=a(x-h)²+k , and use this equation to solve problems.
Problem:
Farmer Bill has 28m of wire fence material to enclose a rectangular garden. He is trying to decide between two possible garden options:
Garden A → in the middle of the yard Garden B → against the barn
Students will create a table of values, a graph, and determine the vertex form equation for each garden, then answer some questions. The product includes two sheets of grid paper. All the instructions / questions fit nicely on one page; students should show their work on a separate sheet of paper.
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