Solving Linear Equations


These are lessons to be taken ‘off the shelf’. Each ppt contains an explanation, several different tasks, a problem solving task and a learning check. These require no printing.

These were the first ‘ProjectALessons’ I did, so the quality may not be as great as some others.

I think I will edit these with ideas in Ed Southall’s ‘Yes but why?’ book and the Dani Quinn Mr Barton Maths podcast. She starts with equations like 2.3 + x = 1.5 or similar, so students cannot do them by inspection and MUST use balance, even for ‘easy’ questions. Each lesson here could easily be two with support materials.

Unknowns on one side only: Ronseal.

Unknowns on both sides: I’ve tried to add lots of examples.

Solving equations with brackets: Brackets on one side and brackets on both sides.

Equations with fractions: Probably needs more questions at the higher end.






  1. I absolutely love your lessons and often use them in my lessons so thank you for all your hard work! I was just wondering about a few of the slideshows in the solving linear equation section as I think they’ve been linked to a percentages lesson accidentally!

  2. Really love your resources.
    Thank you for saving me so much time.

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