Maths Teaching

February 18, 2008

Solving Linear Equations

Online Activites

The website Flashy Maths has a really nice interactive game for solving linear equations. You can enter the level of difficulty you require. Really nice interface – great for lesson starter or plenary. You can also save this game as a flash application to run offline.

The guys at CIMT have a wonderful supply of maths resources in general and here is a nice online test for solving equations with brackets.

Class Games:

Solving Equations Jeopardy


Solving equations level 1 – 40 very basic equations of the form ax = b or x/a = b. Solutions are all whole numbers.

Solving equations level 2 – 40 basic equations of the form a + x = b and a + bx = c

Solving equations with brackets – 24 questions of the form a(bx + c) = d and a(bx + d) = ex + f

equations-with-fractions.jpg Solving equations with fractions. 15 questions.

equations-with-brackets.jpg Solving equations with brackets.

Solving nasty fraction equations 8 questions on A* equations involving nasty fractions!


  1. I teach math to high school and decided to start making videos that are exiting and show kids how to solve math problems in a very easy way. I made one explaining how to solve very simple linear equations on my blog….

    It’s colorful and [I think] funny in parts. It’s beena while since I’ve had to teach simple linear equations, so it was fun to go back to the basics and really put myself in a kid’s shoes who has never seen this stuff before.

    I hope you check it out! I’d love your feedback!

    Comment by shana donohue — May 24, 2010 @ 2:37 pm | Reply

    • I love it!!

      Comment by Maths Chick — May 26, 2010 @ 6:38 am | Reply

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