Extending to Symbols

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Build a solid understanding of equivalence before introducing equations. An interactive lesson helps learners explore the concept of equivalent expressions. They use an applet to write and make conclusions about expressions.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • After the activity, have pupils sort a selection of equivalent and nonequivalent expressions to check for understanding
Classroom Considerations

  • Requires laptops with Internet access
  • Expects previous experience with expressions

  • Provides discussion questions 
  • Gives pupils a concrete reference for an abstract concept

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