# Ch 29: NMTA Middle Grades Math: Writing & Solving One-Step Equations

### About This Chapter

## NMTA Middle Grades Mathematics: Writing & Solving One-Step Equations - Chapter Summary

Prepare for questions on the NMTA Middle Grades Mathematics exam to ask you to solve equations with a single variable by watching the lesson videos of this chapter. In them, our professional instructors step you through examples and word problems that require inverse operations. If you have any questions about the lessons, be sure to send them to our instructors so that they can help you master material on:

- Completing word problems with one variable
- Applying inverse operations to solve equations
- Writing and solving addition, subtraction, multiplication and division equations with one variable
- Solving single variable word problems with addition, subtraction, multiplication and division
- Modeling and solving equations with algebra tiles

If you could benefit from reviewing an alternative form of the material, read over the text transcripts that outline the information of the lesson videos in a written format. Further reinforce your retention of the information presented in these lessons by completing lesson quizzes and then use the results from your quizzes to find areas of weakness and use the video tags that take you straight to the places of the lessons that explained them.

### NMTA Middle Grades Mathematics: Writing & Solving One-Step Equations Chapter Objectives

The state of New Mexico uses the NMTA Middle Grades Mathematics to certify math teachers interested in teaching middle grades math. This computer-based certification exam is composed of 150 multiple-choice questions and is administered in a four-hour and 15-minute testing session. Thirty-three percent of the question in this exam fall under the domain of Algebra and Functions. Use the activities of this chapter to improve your skills answering problems in this domain area requiring you to write and solve algebraic equations with one variable.

### 1. Writing & Solving Addition Equations with One Variable

After watching this video lesson, you will know how to properly write an addition equation and how to solve any addition equation that you come across. Learn what the steps are to solve these equations that have one variable in them.

### 2. Writing & Solving Addition Word Problems with One Variable

After watching this video lesson, you will be able to write and solve addition word problems. Learn how to read your word problem, write out the algebraic equation, and then solve it for the unknown variable.

### 3. Writing & Solving Subtraction Equations with One Variable

After watching this video lesson, you will know what is needed in order to write a subtraction equation. You will also know how to solve any subtraction equation that you are given or that you write.

### 4. Writing & Solving Subtraction Word Problems with One Variable

You will be able to solve subtraction word problems after watching this video lesson. Learn how to take your word problem from words into an algebraic expression that you can solve.

### 5. Writing & Solving Multiplication Equations with One Variable

After watching this video lesson, you will know the components that go into a complete multiplication equation. You will also learn the steps that are needed to solve a multiplication equation.

### 6. Writing & Solving Multiplication Word Problems with One Variable

After watching this video lesson, you should be able to take a multiplication word problem and translate it into an algebraic expression that you can solve. You will also learn how to solve these problems from the expressions that you write.

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### Other Chapters

Other chapters within the NMTA Middle Grades Mathematics (203): Practice & Study Guide course

- NMTA Middle Grades Math: Basic Arithmetic Operations
- NMTA Middle Grades Math: Solving Math Word Problems
- NMTA Middle Grades Math: Properties of Numbers
- NMTA Middle Grades Math: Estimating & Rounding
- NMTA Middle Grades Math: Number Theory
- NMTA Middle Grades Math: Roots & Radical Expressions
- NMTA Middle Grades Math: Exponents & Exponential Expressions
- NMTA Middle Grades Math: Scientific Notation
- NMTA Middle Grades Math: Simplifying Whole Number Expressions
- NMTA Middle Grades Math: Integers
- NMTA Middle Grades Math: Rational Numbers
- NMTA Middle Grades Math: Introduction to Fractions
- NMTA Middle Grades Math: Operations with Fractions
- NMTA Middle Grades Math: Introduction to Decimals
- NMTA Middle Grades Math: Operations with Decimals
- NMTA Middle Grades Math: Percents
- NMTA Middle Grades Math: Money & Consumer Math
- NMTA Middle Grades Math: Number Patterns & Sequences
- NMTA Middle Grades Math: Properties of Functions
- NMTA Middle Grades Math: Graphing Functions
- NMTA Middle Grades Math: Negative Numbers
- NMTA Middle Grades Math: Absolute Value
- NMTA Middle Grades Math: Inequalities
- NMTA Middle Grades Math: Factoring
- NMTA Middle Grades Math: Monomials & Polynomials
- NMTA Middle Grades Math: Writing Algebraic Expressions
- NMTA Middle Grades Math: Basic Algebraic Expressions
- NMTA Middle Grades Math: Algebraic Distribution
- NMTA Middle Grades Math: Writing & Solving Two-Step Equations
- NMTA Middle Grades Math: Simplifying & Solving Rational Expressions
- NMTA Middle Grades Math: The Coordinate Graph
- NMTA Middle Grades Math: Linear Equations
- NMTA Middle Grades Math: Systems of Linear Equations
- NMTA Middle Grades Math: Rates, Ratios & Proportions
- NMTA Middle Grades Math: Measurement
- NMTA Middle Grades Math: Perimeter & Area
- NMTA Middle Grades Math: Polyhedrons & Geometric Solids
- NMTA Middle Grades Math: Symmetry, Similarity & Congruence
- NMTA Middle Grades Math: Properties of Lines
- NMTA Middle Grades Math: Triangles
- NMTA Middle Grades Math: Triangle Theorems & Proofs
- NMTA Middle Grades Math: Similar Polygons
- NMTA Middle Grades Math: The Pythagorean Theorem
- NMTA Middle Grades Math: Quadrilaterals
- NMTA Middle Grades Math: Circles
- NMTA Middle Grades Math: Circular Arcs & Measurement
- NMTA Middle Grades Math: Transformations
- NMTA Middle Grades Math: Data & Graphs
- NMTA Middle Grades Math: Statistics
- NMTA Middle Grades Math: Data Collection
- NMTA Middle Grades Math: Samples & Populations
- NMTA Middle Grades Math: Probability
- NMTA Middle Grades Math: Sets
- NMTA Middle Grades Mathematics Flashcards