Algebra Teacher Resources
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How Do You Plug Variables into an Algebraic Expression?
The instructor demonstrates how to plug-in given variables to rewrite an algebraic expression as a numerical expression. Follow the order of operation rules to simplify the numerical expression once you have plugged in those given values.
2 mins 6th - 8th Math 6 Views 18 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Going Back to Your Roots
Who doesn't need to know the Fundamental Theorem of Algebra? Use the theorem to find the roots of a polynomial on a TI calculator. The class explores polynomials with one solution, no real solutions, and two solutions. This less lesson was distributed by Texas Instruments and requires a TI calculator.
9th - 12th Math 3 Views 41 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Sum of Angles in a Polygon
How can learners use algebra to solve a geometry problem? Help learners create an equation that shows the relationship between the number of sides of a polygon and the sum of the interior angles. Students are asked to divide the quadrilateral found in the resource into two triangles.
8th - 12th Math 36 Views 25 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Algebra learners are to make sense of two different-sized sand trucks and the number of trips each truck makes. The resource lists four different expressions based on the size of each truck and the number of deliveries the trucks make. Students are to state what quantity each expression represents.
8th - 12th Math 10 Views 7 Downloads CCSS: Designed
The Class Trip
Mrs. Moore's class is trying to earn money for a trip to the science museum, but how much more do they need? Solve this problem with your own class as they develop their ability to model real-life situations algebraically. As an added benefit, financial literacy concepts are introduced that teach children important life skills.
3rd - 5th Math 36 Views 28 Downloads CCSS: Designed
New Review Application Task 6.EE.9
Young mathematicians apply their knowledge of algebraic equations to examine the cost of Sally's U Tunes membership in this problem solving exercise. Given the initial membership fee and the cost per song, students must write an equation, complete a table, and create a line graph that represents how much Sally is paying for her music.
5th - 7th Math 4 Views 1 Download CCSS: Designed
Arcade: Algebraic Stories
Express a series of events from a story using algebra. Learners are told a story about two children. Each child in the story has a specific amount of money. They then use algebraic expressions and number sentences to express each child's amount.
7th - 9th Math 3 Views 35 Downloads
Investigate the process for solving compound inequalities. Observe and analyze Sal as he solves for z. This video would be great for middle school students who have already engaged in basic algebra. This is the first video in a series of 4, all focused on practice problems demonstrating how to solve compound inequalities.
5 mins 7th - 9th Math 4 Views 8 Downloads
Writing Task 6.EE.2
Modeling real-world situations with algebraic expressions can be challenging for young mathematicians. This simple exit card assesses this skill by providing a clear context that learners must represent algebraically. Implement this resource during an introductory lesson series on algebra and gain valuable information about student learning that can help guide future lessons.
5th - 7th Math 4 Views 3 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Writing Task 6.EE.2 Item 2
Evaluate the ability of young mathematicians to solve algebraic expressions with this quick formative assessment. Providing a simple subtraction expression and a value for the included variable, this problem asks students to solve the expression and explain in writing how they found the answer.
5th - 6th Math 3 Views 1 Download CCSS: Designed
Exit Ticket 6.EE.4
Take a few minutes at the end of a lesson on algebraic expressions to assess student learning with this exit ticket exercise. Given four different expressions, young mathematicians must combine like terms in order to create equivalent expressions for each.
5th - 7th Math 4 Views 2 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Various Uses of Variables
Help scholars recognize ways to use variables as a placeholder in an equation. Placeholders will also be recognized with regard to patterns and formulas. Learners will recognize and describe the use of variables in problem situations. They also generate their own scenarios using real-life situations for uses of variables.
6th - 7th Math 3 Views 131 Downloads
Properties: Are You Puzzled?
Apply the concept of algebraic properties. Learners take part in a jigsaw activity that teaches them the Commutative, Associative, and Distributive Properties. They read the opener activity provided and determine whether that is the equation on their computer, then use a chart to compare properties.
6th - 8th Math 6 Views 72 Downloads
Domain: Operations and Algebraic Thinking
Practice basic operations for young mathematicians in fun ways! Using two decks of cards (Ace through 10 plus the joker), learners play "memory" by matching numbers that can be added to make 10 and writing number sentences. In another game, scholars examine clear bags with small items to determine how many more would be needed to make 10.
K - 2nd Math 9 Views 92 Downloads