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Writing Expressions

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Practice writing algebraic expressions from written phrases. The objective is to consider two seemingly similar phrases, write them as algebraic expressions, and then simplify using the order of operations. Learners are challenged to...
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Writing, Evaluating, and Finding Equivalent Expressions with Rational Numbers 2

For Teachers 7th Standards
The 20th segment in a series of 25 has learners work with percentage problems to generate equivalent expressions. Pupils find discounted prices using numerical and algebraic expressions. The task moves on to have individuals find the...
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Comparing Rational Expressions

For Students 10th - 12th Standards
Introduce a new type of function through discovery. Math learners build an understanding of rational expressions by creating tables and graphing the result. 
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Lesson Plan: A Bird's Tale

For Teachers K - 5th
Who wouldn't love to get a letter from a blue bird? Elementary art enthusiasts analyze the social and historical context of Ason Yellowhair's Navajo piece, Bird and Cornstalk Rug. They examine the construction and images on the rug...
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Exploring the Creative Process

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Launch a discussion of the creative process with a short video that features the daily ritual of Slobodan Dan Paich, a San Francisco artist. Slobodan models his approach to tea painting and shares his reflections on the creativity.
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Equivalent Rational Expressions

For Students 10th - 12th Standards
Rational expressions are just fancy fractions! Pupils apply fractions concepts to rational expressions. They find equivalent expressions by simplifying rational expressions using factoring. They include limits to the domain of the...
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Writing, Evaluating, and Finding Equivalent Expressions with Rational Numbers

For Teachers 7th Standards
Groups write and evaluate expressions for various phone plans and scenarios to find which is the best deal. they then compare different approaches to writing expressions for the same scenario and discuss the concept of equivalent...
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Linear and Nonlinear Expressions in x

For Teachers 8th Standards
Linear or not linear — that is the question. The lesson plan has class members translate descriptions into algebraic expressions. They take the written expressions and determine whether they are linear or nonlinear based upon the...
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Generating Equivalent Expressions II

For Students 7th Standards
Discover how to apply the commutative and associative properties to generate equivalent expressions. The second lesson in the 28-part module asks pupils to rearrange an expression by grouping like terms. From there, they are able to...
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Multiplying and Dividing Rational Expressions

For Students 10th - 12th Standards
Five out of four people have trouble with fractions! After comparing simplifying fractions to simplifying rational expressions, pupils use the same principles to multiply and divide rational expressions. 
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Writing and Evaluating Expressions—Multiplication and Addition

For Teachers 6th Standards
How many people can sit around a table? The 22nd part in a series of 36 continues the work on writing and evaluating expressions to include expressions with two operations. Pupils use models to determine an expression for the number of...
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Lesson: Creativity on Parade

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Parades, ceremonies, and rituals are common to most traditional cultures. Kids analyze a carved piece entitled, Death Cart to understand the significance of these events. They then create floats, carts, and costumes for a class parade...
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Interpreting Algebraic Expressions

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Interpreting algebraic expressions is a fundamental skill in beginning algebra. This lesson approaches the task in numerous ways. First, learners assess their understanding with a short worksheet on converting between words and...
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Creativity Explored

For Teachers 7th - 9th
Allow your creative class to explore its artistic side. Pupils use a wide variety of mediums; paint, crayons, shoe polish, and cotton wool to create a themed art piece. You choose the theme and they create the art. Tip: Pick a theme that...
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Lesson: Resolving Conflict Creatively

For Teachers 6th - 12th
The wood sculpture Nkisi Nkondi is said to have been used to aid in conflict resolution. Learners pretend they are journalists reporting on a conflict in which the figure was used to resolve an issue. A creative and interesting use of...
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Your Birthday is a Math Problem!

For Students 5th - 7th Standards
What better way to celebrate students' birthdays than by creating original math problems? In this open ended challenge, young mathematicians must make numerical expressions using parentheses, exponents, and three other operations that...
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The "Write" Stuff: Strategies and Conventions for Imaginative Writing

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders develop and practice the steps involved in imaginative writing. They follow the steps/worksheets included and write imaginative stories of their own.
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Use The Polar Express to Develop Rich and Detailed Writing

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Bring The Polar Express into your middle school classroom to spark the creativity of your emerging writers.
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Lesson Plan: Finding Your Path

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Our art often reflects who we are as individuals and as part of a larger community. The painting Hopi Eagle Dancer reflects the history and culture of the artists who created it. Critical thinkers analyze the piece and then compose a...
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Lesson: Animal Journeys

For Teachers K - 5th
Here is a great way to get the brain going. Children look at an image of the sculpture, Jar and then imagine what an animal would look like as it moved inside the sculpture. They then use clay and cookie cutters to create a...
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Module 5: Rational Functions and Expressions

For Students 10th - 12th Standards
Where do those asymptotes come from? Learners graph, simplify, and solve rational functions in the fifth module of a 10-part series. Beginning with graphing, pupils determine the key characteristics of the graphs including an in-depth...
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Writing Addition and Subtraction Expressions

For Teachers 6th Standards
Symbols make everything so much more concise. Young mathematicians learn to write addition and subtraction expressions — including those involving variables — from verbal phrases. Bar models help them understand the concept. 
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Factoring Expressions

For Teachers 6th Standards
Factor in an informative resource when teaching about factoring. The 11th activity in a 36-part module shows pupils how to factor algebraic expressions by applying the distributive property. Some of the problems involve expressions with...
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Writing Division Expressions

For Teachers 6th Standards
Express division using different expressions. Individuals learn to write division expressions both with and without the division symbol in the 13th lesson of a 36-part series. They consider both numerical and algebraic expressions...