Connecting Algebraic Reasoning to Models
Students analyze relating a model to an algebraic equation and visa versa. Patterns are reviewed in detail and then in pairs new models are created and then translated into a word problem or equation. They illustrate their models on graph paper.
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Evaluating and Simplifying Expressions
Discover how algebra tiles help evaluate expressions. Scholars learn to use algebra tiles to substitute values in for variables and evaluate expressions. The included worksheet contains a set of evaluation problems to assess individuals'...
6th - 9th Math CCSS: Adaptable
New Review Writing Numerical Expressions—Hexagon Tables
Explore a basic pattern to practice writing expressions. In collaborative groups, learners examine a contextual pattern and write an expression to model it. The task encourages groups to describe the pattern in multiple ways.
5th - 7th Math CCSS: Designed
Modeling Division of Fractions
Provide a meaningful context for learning about the division of fractions with this upper-elementary math lesson. Presented with a simple, real-world problem, young mathematicians work in small groups to develop visual models that help...
4th - 6th Math CCSS: Adaptable