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To what extent do students need to solve systems of equations in 8th grade.

Sep 2, 2013 6:27am

Hi, I'm an 8th grade math teacher. The common core states that students should be able to make comparisons of linear equations. My district has interpreted this to mean 8th graders should be able to solve systems algebraically. Is this true? If so, can they just use substitution or should they be able to use elimination as well?

  • Math
  • 6-8
  • Common Core