This is the second skill for Algebra 2, which is pretty much what it says in the title. At this point, we're almost ready to start talking about functions, but I wanted to "review" a few things about solving equations first. Which brings us to these pages. Except, lets just…

I'm teaching again! There's so much that I can share about the start of my new job, but for now I just really want to blog about lesson ideas. So let's do that. In Geometry we're going through our introductory review unit. I wanted to see what my students' algebraic…

The gradient of ax + by = c is -a/b. This is what Year 10 wish I had told them lessons ago. They've been looking at parallel and perpendicular lines lately, which involves finding lots and lots of gradients. They like it when the equation of a…

The other day I wrote a post about having students build their own equations. I decided to use this idea as a starting point for solving equations by backtracking. The class has already solved equations in a number of ways, and even used flow charts to solve them with backtracking.…

Year 7 are currently working on solving equations with pronumerals for the first time. Specifically, we're using backtracking to solve multi-step linear equations. This year, I realised there's a problem with getting students to understand backtracking. Before I can expect students to work backwards through steps to solve an equation,…

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Shaun used to be maths, IT and ocassional physics teacher at
a small P-12 school (primary and secondary) in rural
Victoria, Australia. He is currently in the process
of starting his career again in the United States.

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### my website

*The place where I put other stuff, usually math related coding:*

primefactorisation.com

### my other blog

*My journey from Australia to the United States:*

Dropping the S

### my wife's blog

*Sarah is also a math teacher, and she's much better at this blogging thing than I am:*

Math Equals Love