A.4a 
The student will solve multistep linear and quadratic equations in two variables, including
a) solving literal equations (formulas) for a given variable. 

Essential Knowledge and Skills 
 Solve a literal equation (formula) for a specified variable.
 Solve equations, using the field properties of the real numbers and properties of equality to justify simplification and solution.

Essential Understandings 
 Realworld problems can be interpreted, represented, and solved using linear equations.
 The process of solving linear equations can be modeled in a variety of ways, using concrete, pictorial, and symbolic representations.
 Properties of real numbers and properties of equality can be used to justify equation solutions and expression simplification.


Vertical Articulation 
 SOL 7.14  a) solve one and twostep linear equations; b) solve practical problems in one variable
 SOL 8.15  a) solve multistep linear equations in one variable (variable on one and two sides of equations); c) ID properties of operations used to solve
 SOL AII.4  solve (algebraically/graphically) a) absolute value equation/inequalities; b) quadratic equations over complex; c) equations containing rational algebraic expression; d) equations containing radical expressions

Instructional Materials 
 VDOE ESS Lesson: Solve for the Unknown  Equations and Inequalities (PDF)  Solving literal equations (Word)
 Notes: Literal Equations (doc)  Answer Key (pdf)
 Activity: Using a Transformed Formula  Investigation (doc)

Real World Lessons 

Practice 
 VDOE ESS: Literal Equations (pdf)
 Worksheet: Literal Equations CW (doc)
 Worksheet: Literal Equations HW (doc)
 ExamView Quiz: Solving Literal Equations

SelfAssessments 
 SOL Mini Quiz

Skills 
 JMU Pivotal Question: Practical Literal Equations (doc)

Videos 

Explore
Learning 
 Solving Formulas for any Variable  Choose the correct steps to solve a formula for a given variable. Use the feedback to diagnose incorrect steps.

Websites 
 Interactive Notes: Formulas and Literal Equations  lessons and practice problems at Regentsprep.org

Old Website Links 

Common Core
Standards 
8.EE.7a 
8.EE.7b 
8.EE.8a 
8.EE.8b 
8.EE.8c 
ASSE.3a 
AAPR.1 
ACED.1 
ACED.2 
ACED.3 
ACED.4 
AREI.1 
AREI.3 
AREI.4a 
AREI.4b 
AREI.5 
AREI.6 
AREI.11 
FIF.8a 

