How to Use Mental Math to Solve Equations


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Which of the following statements are true?

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1. Which of the following statements are true?

2. If we wanted to solve the equation 13 - x = 10, which of the following questions would we want to answer in our head?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Often when asked to solve a simple math problem, we come up with the answer using mental math. This assessment was made to test your understanding of how mental math works, as well as your skills using mental math.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The objective of this quiz/worksheet is to test your understanding of:

  • What is needed to complete mental math
  • When you can use mental math
  • Mental math for problems with a single variable

Skills Practiced

This assessment will also test the following skills:

  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding how to use mental math and interpret it correctly
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about problems with missing variables in a different light
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the process of solving math problems with mental math

Additional Learning

If you need to improve your understanding of mental math, complete the lesson that accompanies this assessment, How to Use Mental Math to Solve Equations. With this short lesson you will improve your understanding of the material covered in the assessment and:

  • The various ways to complete mental math
  • Taking mental expressions and converting them into math problems with missing variables
  • Example problems you can follow along with