# Tag Archives: how to do equations

## Equations Word Problems

Image Source: http://content5.videojug.com Many word problems in Mathematics involve writing an equation and then solving it to obtain a number answer. First we need to know how to translate the words into Algebra. If you are not sure about how … Continue reading

## Three Step Equations

Image Source: http://www.motivateandcreate.com Solving three step equations can be done using back tracking flowcharts. Let’s review Back tracking Flowcharts. The forward steps along the top of the flowchart need to be put into BODMAS or PEMDAS order. The following is … Continue reading

## Fractions Equations

Image Source: http://sp.life123.com Fractions Equations usually involve dividing, that is represented using numerator/denominator notation, instead of using a divided by sign. We can solve Fraction Equations using Back Tracking Flowcharts. In our example equation: n/3 + 4 = 7 we … Continue reading

## Equivalent Equations

Image Source: http://static.guim.co.uk The above containers are not all equal, but they are “Equivalent”. They are “equivalent”, because they all contain milk ! In Algebra, we can have “Equivalent” Equations, that look different in size and complexity, but all contain … Continue reading

## Balance Beam Equations

Image Source: http://www.eduplace.com Balance Beams are often used as a physical representation of Algebra Equations.   Balancing Equations Video The following video does a great job of showing how to balance equations:     The following BBC Maths Animation gives … Continue reading