Inverse Operations in Math Lesson Plan

Instructor: Heather Jenkins

Heather has a bachelor's degree in elementary education and a master's degree in special education. She was a public school teacher and administrator for 11 years.

Consider using this lesson to help students learn about inverse operations and how to apply them when solving mathematical problems. A kinesthetic activity involving the use of beach balls to create and solve equations is included.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of the lesson, students will be able to:

  • define inverse operations and provide examples
  • describe the properties of inverses
  • solve algebraic equations using inverse operations

Length

1.5-2 hours

Materials

  • Copies of lesson quiz (optional)
  • String
  • Chart paper
  • Markers
  • Dry-erase boards
  • Dry-erase markers
  • Beach balls or balloons

Curriculum Standards

CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.7.EE.B.3

Solve multi-step real-life and mathematical problems posed with positive and negative rational numbers in any form (whole numbers, fractions, and decimals), using tools strategically. Apply properties of operations to calculate with numbers in any form; convert between forms as appropriate; and assess the reasonableness of answers using mental computation and estimation strategies.

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