**TEKS Standards and Student Expectations**

**A(5) **The student applies the mathematical process standards to solve, with and without technology, linear equations and evaluate the reasonableness of their solutions. The student is expected to:

**A(5)(A)** solve linear equations in one variable, including those for which the application of the distributive property is necessary and for which variables are included on both sides

**A(5)(B)** solve linear inequalities in one variable, including those for which the application of the distributive property is necessary and for which variables are included on both sides

**Resource Objective(s)**

The student will use a variety of methods to solve equations and inequalities with variables on both sides.

**Essential Questions**

How can algebra tiles be used to solve equations and inequalities?

What are the steps used to solve equations and inequalities algebraically?

How can an equation or inequality be written in standard form?

**Vocabulary**

- Equation
- Inequality
- Standard Form
- Variable
- Zero Pairs