A number of Geometry teachers have approached me regarding the fact that some students could not solve equations. These students do not know how to solve equations by transposing. From now on, please make sure you teach all your students how to transpose when teaching how to solve equations. If they know the other way, it is fine, but I expect you to teach how to solve equations by transposing to the rest of the students. Most of these students could not add/subtract signed number, either. Trying to teach such students how to solve equations by adding or subtracting a term really will not work.
(Last time I checked, adding and subtracting signed numbers was necessary when transposing. The kids who can't solve an equation, can't transpose either.)
(If only we did all we were told, they would all be passing.)We are in this together. I know it is my job to remind everyone of their responsibilities. It is unacceptable for you not to do what I ask you to do particularly if some of your students failed or barely passed last term.