Generating Equivalent Expressions II

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 combine terms to simplify the expressions. 

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Provide copies of the opening graphic organizer for learners to paste into their notebooks
  • Show examples of expressions arranged both vertically and horizontally
Classroom Considerations

  • Requires a working understanding of the distributive property

  • Includes scaffolding suggestions for differentiation and extension
  • Provides worked-out solution guides

  • None
Common Core