## Lesson: Interpreting Equations

Introducing the Concept

When introducing equations, it is important students understand that the expression on the left side of an equation should be equivalent to that on the right side. Thus, essential groundwork is developed when displaying an equation and labeling the left and right sides of the equation.

**Materials:** overhead projector or chalkboard on which to write

**Prerequisite Skills and Concepts:** Students should have a working knowledge of simplifying expressions using addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division.