Math 8_ November 4

Today we…

* Solved equations using a balance scale approach!

* Used “Hands-on Equations” to find solutions.

Here was our warm up:

Here are a few problems we solved with steps (inverse operations)

We used a balance scale to help us remember that when we undo something on one side of an equation, we must undo the other side as well….

Here is a link to access some videos and example problems:

No homework today, see ya tomorrow!



Riddle me this…

The police rounded up Jim, Bud and Sam yesterday, because one of them was suspected of having robbed the local bank. The three suspects made the following statements under intensive questioning.

  • Jim: I’m innocent.
  • Bud: I’m innocent.
  • Sam: Bud is guilty.

If only one of these statements turns out to be true, who robbed the bank?


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