Skip to content# Solving Linear Equations: An M&M Mystery

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Author(s): Caitlin Colburn, Mary Losito

Developed as part of the Math Circles of Inquiry project, this session is aimed at grades 7 or 8, but may be useful for high school algebra. It consists of worksheets and series of videos meant to get students to develop an understanding of solving linear equations, using the real world example of distributing M&Ms into jars.

Topics covered: Algebra / Arithmetic

Session styles: Integrates Technology, Problem Sets

Supporting materials: Handouts, Photos & Videos

Associated Math Circles: Math Circles of Inquiry Project

Collections: Math Circles of Inquiry