Evaluating and Simplifying Expressions

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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' understanding of the concepts.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Use the resource with learners who are struggling to evaluate expressions
Classroom Considerations

  • Lesson requires algebra tiles
  • Individuals should be aware of how to deal with negatives using algebra tiles (creating zero pairs)
Pros

  • Worksheet has frames for pupils to draw algebra tile models
Cons

  • Does not connect algebra tiles to abstract methods