This set of worksheets helps students work on and better understand algebraic equations.

A math equation is a statement that simply says two things are equal. You can differentiate expressions from equations because every equation contains an equals symbol. The premise of these mathematical statements is that this equals that. Algebra is the first time that some concepts may be over the heads of your students. If you follow a consistent routine with how you approach problems, it can be much easier for you to handle. The first thing you should do with any equation is look for like terms and just combine those bad boys right away. Once everything is combined start to work on getting the variable by itself. You can do this by applying the same operation to both sides of the equation to cancel out status quo operators. From here on it generally comes down to basic math skills. You can remember the concept of equal by looking at the root of the word in "equations" (equa or equal). Equations are simply short-hand math. They are great methods for setting up and even solving common everyday math problems. We write math phrases using variables which can be known or unknown values. The anatomy of a basic equation consists of two parts which are variables and constants. In the problem 9 + x = 11, the integers (9 and 11) are constants and the unknown (x) is the variable.

Equations can be in written in a variety of ways including a) numerical expression form such as "the sum of 6 and 2". b) algebraic expressions such as "6 + x = 8". In most cases we are looking for a variable that is unknown. The series of worksheets and lessons that you will find below will help students not only be able to solve for variables in equations, but we will make progress towards writing your own equations for situations that are described for you. This will lead to all out algebraic thinking.

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Single Step Equations

These problems have one variable and really focus on cancelling out a single operation.

Two Step Equations

This is the next progression in algebra. It will normally require to first cancel out an operation and then follow it with an operation to free the variable and get it by itself.

Addition Principles

This is the fundamental principle that says we can perform any operation we so desire on an equation as long as we apply to both sides of the equals symbol.

Addition and Subtraction Equations

These are free of multiplication and division.

Direct Variations

You will find this in equations that have variables that are proportional to one another.

Equations With Decimals

Just because a value is a decimal does not change how we treat it.

Evaluating Formulas

We explore the steps you should take when processing this skill.

Literal Equations

The variables in these equations are place holder that represent real values. A bit of a change for variables.

Mixed Steps For Solving Equations

These provide you with a nice way to review and go over what you have learned.

Multiplication and Division Equations

These problems are totally free of addition and subtraction.

Radical Equations

Any equations that have radicals values embedded within them.

Rational Equations

These all contain a fractional value and the unknown variable is always found in the numerator.

Relations From Equations

Learn how to interpret what a math statement means and how thing interrelate.

Simplify Equations

How do you reduce terms to the most basic form?

Solving Exponential Equations

Exponents have the ability to frightened students. These worksheets will change their mind in the right way.

Solving Equations

We show you the process and help you better understand how to get a rhythm with these types of problems.

Solving Fractional Equations

Fractions can throw a monkey wrench into any situation especially math problems.

Subtraction Principle

We learn how to counter sums in algebraic forms.

Square Roots in Equations

How do you best approach these problems?

Systems of Two Equations

We look at how to find a solution that best fits both subjects.

Understanding Equations

What are they and what do they mean to us?

Variables on Both Sides

We show you what to do when you are dealing with multiple scattered variables that you cannot combine.

Writing Equations

You will learn to synthesis your own for yourself.