Solving TwoStep Linear Equations
Use algebraic methods to solve linear equations in one variable including all forms that require rearrangement (KS3)
Derive an equation, solve the equation and interpret the solution (KS4) 
Teaching for Understanding
Resources and ideas to promote understanding
Blog Posts and Lesson Ideas
Teaching solving equations (The Storeroom)
Blog post on my thoughts and strategies for teaching solving equations.
Solving twostep equations using algebra tiles (The Storeroom )
Full lesson using algebra tiles to develop understanding of solving simple twostep linear equations. Find out more about algebra tiles here.
Blog post on my thoughts and strategies for teaching solving equations.
Solving twostep equations using algebra tiles (The Storeroom )
Full lesson using algebra tiles to develop understanding of solving simple twostep linear equations. Find out more about algebra tiles here.
Concrete and Pictorial
Modelling algebra (Math Playground)
Fab interactive with a mixture of scale balancing and algebra tiles  could be a useful support tool or a step towards written methods.
Fab interactive with a mixture of scale balancing and algebra tiles  could be a useful support tool or a step towards written methods.
Fluency
Collections of standard practice problems in various formats
Worksheets
CIMT activities (Link)
A collection of quick activities including codebreaking work to support solving linear equations.
Basic practice worksheets (Math Drills)
A huge selection of basic practice problems; select by problem type. Great for quick skills work or adapting into other resources. Quick links to:
Basic practice worksheets (Worksheet Math)
Excellent worksheet generators with lots of customisable options:
Forming equations using perimeter of 2D shapes (HWB via TES)
Pupils form, simplify and solve twostep equations using perimeter of 2D shapes; great for practising solving equations in context.
A collection of quick activities including codebreaking work to support solving linear equations.
Basic practice worksheets (Math Drills)
A huge selection of basic practice problems; select by problem type. Great for quick skills work or adapting into other resources. Quick links to:
 ax ± b = c (positive integer solutions only)
 ax ± b = c (mixture of positive and negative solutions)
 x/a ± b = c (positive integer solutions)
 Mixture of all twostep types including negatives
Basic practice worksheets (Worksheet Math)
Excellent worksheet generators with lots of customisable options:
 Twostep equations with integers
 Twostep equations with decimals
 Twostep equations with fractions
 Mixed twostep equations
Forming equations using perimeter of 2D shapes (HWB via TES)
Pupils form, simplify and solve twostep equations using perimeter of 2D shapes; great for practising solving equations in context.
WHiteboard Display
Master the Basics (The Storeroom)
 One operation linear equations: Onestep equations with all four operations
 Standard twostep linear equations: Equations of the form ax + b = c
Revision Resources
Enrichment, Extension and Problemsolving
Resources to extend thinking, enrich lessons or enhance problemsolving skills
Quick Puzzles and Problems
Transum
 Think of a Number: Four problems; could be used as a way to introduce the topic or as quick revision for forming and solving.
 Think Back: Using inverse operations to solve a problem.
 PYA (Practise Your Algebra): Given three letters/values, create as many equations as possible.
Other Links and Resources
Useful stuff that doesn't fit anywhere else
Interactives
Equation generator (Flashy Maths)
Brilliant interactive for creating and solving equations; emphasises doing the same operation to both sides.
Exploring algebra (Math Interactives)
Great little game for pupils to play independently.
Brilliant interactive for creating and solving equations; emphasises doing the same operation to both sides.
Exploring algebra (Math Interactives)
Great little game for pupils to play independently.
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