Unit 6, Lesson 7# Reasoning about Solving Equations (Part 1)

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Make connections between solving an equation of the form and finding an unknown weight on a balanced hanger diagram. Describe balanced hangers with equations of the given. Let's see how a balanced hanger is like an equation and how moving its weights is like solving the equation. Learning targets: students can find an unknown weight on a hanger diagram and solve an equation that represents the diagram and write an equation that describes the weights on a balanced hanger.