# New Algebra Gizmos: Solving Algebraic Equations I & II

We now have two additional Algebra Gizmos on our site: Solving Algebraic Equations I & II. These new Gizmos join our other game-based Algebra Gizmos, Equivalent Algebraic Expressions I & II, and Simplifying Algebraic Expressions I & II, and help teach fundamental skills and concepts through a fun, casual, game-style environment.

Our new Gizmos first prepare students for solving equations by teaching them how to isolate a variable and then having them apply this knowledge in conjunction with the properties of equality to solve equations.

#### Solving Algebraic Equations I

Are there times when you wish you could escape from everyone and just be alone? Meet our variable friend, a real loner who doesn’t like coefficients and neighboring terms. Learn how to use inverses to isolate a variable – a foundational skill for solving algebraic equations.

#### Solving Algebraic Equations II

Is solving equations tricky? If you know how to isolate a variable, you’re halfway there. The other half? Don’t do anything to upset the balance of an equation. Join our plucky variable friend as he encounters algebraic equations and a (sometimes grumpy) equal sign. With a little practice, you’ll find that solving equations isn’t tricky at all.

**Please note** that if you’re taking a look at any of our new Algebra Gizmos with a free trial account, you can only preview the first two levels.