The class is working with equations and have to remember these 5 points or guidelines:

Students have had a chance to practice using computers - see Interactives page as well as on paper. This is critical to increase proficiency in solving equations.

- There is an = sign (expressions don't)
- LHS = RHS (balancing strategy)
- to solve for x, isolate it (make it the subject)
- use inverse or opposite operations to help isolate x
- during, check using points above; after, check by substitution

Students have had a chance to practice using computers - see Interactives page as well as on paper. This is critical to increase proficiency in solving equations.