# True Equation

## Topic

Multiplication and Division

## Definition

A true equation is a mathematical statement that asserts equality between two expressions that are equal.

## Description

True equations are essential in mathematics as they represent accurate relationships between numbers and expressions. For example, the equation

2 + 3 = 5

is true because both sides of the equation are equal. True equations are fundamental for solving mathematical problems and understanding algebraic concepts. In real-world applications, ensuring equations are true is crucial in fields like engineering, finance, and computer science, where accurate calculations are necessary. Teaching students about true equations helps them develop critical thinking and problem-solving skills by encouraging them to verify their work and understand the importance of accuracy in mathematics.

Teacher script: "If you say 2 + 2 = 4, that's a true equation because both sides are equal. Let's always check our math to make sure it's correct."

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Common Core Standards CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.4.OA.B.4, CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.3.OA.C.7, CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.3.OA.B.5 2 - 4 Arithmetic     • Multiplication         • Multiplication Expressions and Equations 2021 multiplication, division, equation