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Algebraic Expression Teacher Resources
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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.
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.
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.
Explore variables and variable expressions. Learners select pictures from a newspaper or magazine to describe an algebraic expression. They then write the word sentence under the picture and then translate the words to an algebraic expression. In groups, they match expressions using symbols. They play an "I Have, Who Has" game and use a mystery box to explore functions.
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.
Need exponentt practice? Then this exponent activity will be helpful to have learners evaluate exponent expressions and algebraic expressions. They use the distributive property to solve equations. This three-page activity contains approximately 40 problems. Note: Answers are not included.
Begin your next algebra unit with this introductory lesson plan on variables and algebraic expressions. This plan requires a SMART board and includes a SMART notebook file. The file contains a guiding question and two learning activities that will teach learners to write simple algebraic expressions using a single variable.