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Examine algebra using digital resources! Budding mathematicians will watch Cyberchase episode segments that propose a problem. Using information gathered from the video, they practice recording number patterns in several different ways: two-column tables, line graphs, and simple algebraic equations. Note: Links are included.
Middle schoolers create a method for finding the area of a fame for a picture and then transfer their shared methods into algebraic expressions. They develop the algebraic language to communicate and solve problems effectively and use variables and symbols to write equations. Pupils use the computer to examine graphic representation of their equations.
Demonstrate how letters are used in algebra to represent numbers and how the operations of addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division are used to solve problems. Learners will participate in an activity that uses a resealable bag to practice the function of algebra. When they think of a number, the teacher prompts the activity by directing them to apply specific functions. Handouts are included.
Classmates solve 18 different problems that are mostly word problems that apply algebraic expressions. They draw 3 different combinations of masses on a scale that would balance. They also simplify expressions and solve for x in a number of equations. In addition, they write a mathematical expression to describe each situation presented.
Sixth and seventh graders explore the concept of simplifying algebraic expressions. They discuss various representations of multiplication. Pupils discuss how the order of operations helps simplify expressions, and use Algeblocks to determine if an expression is in simplest form.
Need exponentt practice? Then this exponent worksheet will be helpful to have learners evaluate exponent expressions and algebraic expressions. They use the distributive property to solve equations. This three-page worksheet contains approximately 40 problems. Note: Answers are not included.
Examine multiple ways to solve algebraic equations. Upper graders will generate a problem solving strategy that addresses the prompt given by the teacher. They will then share their problem solving strategy with the class. Graphic organizers, problem solving prompts, and tables are included.
Students consider simple algebraic expressions that have multiple solutions and use more than one variable. Students problem solve combinations of two items at different costs, with each combination adding up to 100. Students view a Cyberchase video prior to completing the activity.
Here is an unexpected resource: chapter 1 of an Algebra 1 text. You can use all or some of its contents to teach your Middle Schoolers all about algebraic expression, domain, function notation, linear equations, order of operations, input/output, ordered pairs, and variable expressions. This would be great for a substitute or newer teacher looking for reliable tools.