Students learn how to solve an equation where the unknown appears on both sides using the balance method.

Later, as learning progresses students solve equations involving positive and negative terms.

**Differentiated Learning Objectives**

- All students should be able to solve an equation with the unknown on both sides
- Most students should be able to algebraic methods to solve linear equations in one variable.
- Some students should be able to solve an equation involving brackets with the unknown on both sides.