Students learn how to solve a one-step equation using the balance method.

To do this they are taught how opposite functions are used to keep an equation balanced while it is rearranged.

**Differentiated Learning Objectives**

- All students should be able to recognise inverse operations such as + / - and × / ÷.
- Most students should be able to solve a single step equation using the balance method.
- Some students should be able to set up and solve an equation using known facts.