Introducing Combining Like Terms

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Your class gathers into groups based on a shape that they are handed. This provides the visual for the gathering of like terms, which then leads them to be able to write equivalent expressions.

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CCSS: Designed
Pros

  • Designed to meet CCSS.Math.Content.6.EE.A.4
Cons

  • The activity is more focused on combining like terms, while the Common Core Standard emphasizes equivalent expressions; make sure to spend enough time on the forming of equivalent expressions
Common Core