**One Step Algebra Equation:**

Variable -> is a letter that represents an unknown number in algebra.

( q, x, z, t)

Constant -> is the integer in an expression or equation.

( x +6 )

Expression -> is a pattern.

( 2x )

Equation -> has an equal sign.

( 2x=6) -> only one possible answer.

**Solving Addition/Subtraction One Step Equations:**

1. Isolate the variable

2. Cancel using the opposite

- Create a zero pair for the constant

3. Balance on the other side of the equal sign

4. Verify your answer

Addition:

Subtraction:

**Solving Addition/Subtraction One Step Equations Using Algebraic Tiles:**

1. Isolate the variable

2. Cancel the constant using a zero pair

3. Balance

4. Verify to check

Addition: (tiles)

1. Isolate the variable

2. Cancel using the opposite

- multiply or divide

3. Balance

4. Verify

1. Isolate the variable

2. Simplify the variable

3. Balance

4. Verify

1. Isolate the variable

2. Cancel the constant

3. Balance

4. Simplify the variable

5. Balance

6. Verify

Subtraction: (tiles)

**Solving Multiplication/Dividing One Step Equations:**

1. Isolate the variable

2. Cancel using the opposite

- multiply or divide

3. Balance

4. Verify

**Solving Multiplication/Dividing One Step Equations Using Algebraic Tiles:**

1. Isolate the variable

2. Simplify the variable

3. Balance

4. Verify

Multiplication:

Division:

**Solving Two Step Equations:**

1. Isolate the variable

2. Cancel the constant

3. Balance

4. Simplify the variable

5. Balance

6. Verify

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