Algebra Friday!

I can’t think of a better way to finish off the week than with a little Algebra! Most of my Algebra students are 7th and 8th graders, but kids who are even younger than that will start to see glimpses of Algebra in elementary school. The videos that I create for Algebra will follow the path and pace of students who will be moving on to a full year of Geometry next year, but I’m sure some of you younger kids will find the videos helpful too! Algebra shows up everywhere…it’s SO important. You will keep using it throughout all of your years of high school so you want to become amazing at it NOW :)


This past week my students were solving equations that had x on both sides. Just tell yourself these 3 steps: distribute, combine like terms, get x alone. In that order. For most beginning equations, if you follow this pattern you will solve for that pesky x in no time! Here are a few examples…



This has been a great first week, and I’m looking forward to many more! We will be back to conquering Calculus on Monday, but until then have a wonderful weekend!!

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