We have spent a lot of time looking at algebraic expressions. We have now started looking at algebraic equations. Remember that in an expression the variable can be any unknown number. In an equation though, the variable is a specific unknown number.
We started by writing equations based on word problems. For one of our activities, students needed to write an equation for each of problems on the task cards. I have attached the task cards below.
After students mastered that, we moved on to solving equations with tiles. See the video below for a refresher on how to use them.