Solving Equations Algebra for Special Education PRINT AND DIGITAL


Total Pages191 pages plus 102 google slides
Answer Key Included
Teaching Duration 1 month


This algebra unit is on solving equations and contains 191 pages and 102 google slides of material specifically designed for students with special learning needs, especially autism.


This unit addresses:

  • translating a problem
  • eliminating the coefficient
  • isolating the variable


There are MANY opportunities for students to engage in repeated information on these very abstract and challenging concepts. This repetition helps students develop learning patterns. In addition, many of the activities and assessments include more than one version, suggestions for differentiation, and options for presentation.


✩✩✩This unit uses the COSMIC method:

  1. Copying/translating the problem
  2. Operation choice (addition or subtraction)
  3. Subtracting or adding
  4. Multiply or divide to get rid of the coefficient
  5. Isolate the variable
  6. Check you answer


✩✩✩ This unit has digital versions of the activities. There are 102 google slides (includes a differentiated set) and a movie version of the book.


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Solving Equations Algebra Unit Includes:


⭐ This unit comes in 2 complete files. One is in color and one is in black and white.


In the zipped folder you will find:

  • Lesson plan
  • Solving Equations activities in color
  • Solving Equations activities in black and white
  • Voice-recorded PowerPoint show
  • Solving Equations book (PowerPoint) to use with activities
  • Links and directions to digital activities


Solving Equations Activities:


  • Vocabulary board
  • 11 Vocabulary cards and cut/paste activities (includes digital version)
  • Keyword flashcards
  • COSMIC flashcards
  • 5 sets of worksheets (1 for each step of the COSMIC process) (includes digital version)
  • blank worksheet templates for each set to quickly make more problems if needed
  • 2 Sudoku puzzles (includes digital version)
  • Assessments (3 versions) (includes digital version)



Much of what I have learned about curriculum development is incorporated in these units. For example, do not be afraid of repetition. It is critical that students with significant disabilities get to experience material over several days to be able to fully assimilate what is being taught. Also, adding visual supports to your printables and class activities helps students be able to pay more attention to the content you are presenting rather than the mechanics of what is expected. Finally, ask questions. Good questions!! Regardless of the material, if we can ask students good questions it will push them to think more deeply than before.