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AAA Math: Equations
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This activity gives students the needed practice to reinforce classroom instruction on simple algebraic equations. Each lesson provides the student with a short review of the lesson, interactive practice, and play, which includes timed games.


  1. Check that the site is not blocked by your school and that all the activities function as they should.
  2. There are many lessons under Equations - Lessons. Choose which ones are appropriate for your students.
  3. Try some of the exercises to check the difficulty level. Review the lesson and practice activities.

Teacher Tips

  • Avoid the advertising in between the navigation menu for each lesson and the lesson below.
  • There are numerous short lessons on equations. Depending on the available class time, you can present several lessons during a class period.

More Ways

  • For worksheets on expressions and equations, go to Math Worksheets Land .
  • For worksheets on inequalities, go to Math Worksheets Land .
  • Select some of the other options on the list for many more math lessons on topics such as comparing, counting, decimals, estimations, exponents, fractions, etc.

Program Areas

  • ASE: High School Equivalency Preparation
  • ABE: Adult Basic Education
  • ASE: High School Diploma


  • High

Lesson Plan


Begin with a review of previous content related to equations. Write an equation on the board and ask students to get with a partner and solve it.


Introduce the lesson and discuss the importance of being able to solve algebraic equations. Try to use real-life applications.

  1. Give the students an algebraic equation and ask them how they would solve the problem.
  2. Give students time to explore different methods of finding the solution. This works well in small groups. Have the groups share their findings.
  3. Guide instruction to clarify any misconceptions and direct learning.

Use the interactive Practice section to generate equations. You will find these above the lesson where you see Learn, Practice, Play, Explore, etc.

If you have access to a computer lab, give students time to practice their skills individually. If students have Internet access at home, encourage students to practice their skills at home.

The next day you can discuss any problems students had with the problems and reteach as necessary


  1. Check for understanding by giving a short formative quiz.
  2. Reteach concepts as needed.

Divide students into small groups and discuss how they can apply this to there lives.



  • Math
    • Algebra


  • Operations and Algebraic Thinking
    • 2.OA.1 - Represent and solve problems involving addition and subtraction.
    • 4.OA.1-3 - Use the four operations with whole numbers to solve problems.
    • 5.OA.1-2 - Write and interpret numerical expressions.
  • Expressions and Equations
    • 6.EE.1-4 - Apply and extend previous understandings of arithmetic to algebraic expressions.
    • 6.EE.5-8 - Reason about and solve one-variable equations and inequalities.
    • 6.EE.9 - Represent and analyze quantitative relationships between dependent and independent variables.
    • 7.EE.1 - Use properties of operations to generate equivalent expressions.
    • 7.EE.3-4b - Solve real-life and mathematical problems using numerical and algebraic expressions and equations.


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