After this lesson, you will be able to solve real-world mathematical problems using one-step equations with multiplication or division.

The lesson begins by teaching you how to identify given quantities and pinpoint the missing value. It leads you to learn how to set-up the one-step equation needed to find the missing value. It concludes with showing you how to identify which operation to use to solve the equation.

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This video introduces new concepts, notation, and vocabulary such as the phrase “isolating the variable”, which is a way of solving an equation by using opposite operations to position the variable by itself on one side of the equation.

Before watching this video, you should already be familiar with variables, coefficients, and opposite operations, specifically multiplication and division.

After watching this video, you will be prepared to represent more complex real-world situations using equations and solve them using multi-step operations.

Common Core Standard(s) in focus: 6.EE.B.7

A video intended for math students in the 6th grade

Recommended for students who are 11 - 12 years old