The Cuisenaire Four-Pan Algebra Balance: Limitations and Suggestions
Students illustrate the concept of balancing equations using a Four-Pan Algebra Balance. In this balancing lesson, students visualize why it is necessary to add or subtract the same quantity on both sides of an equation when solving equations.
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Deciphering Word Problems in Order to Write Equations
Help young mathematicians crack the code of word problems with this three-lesson series on problem solving. Walking students step-by-step through the process of identifying key information, creating algebraic equations, and finally...
5th - 8th Math CCSS: Adaptable
Grade 7 Patterning and Algebra: Algebraic Expressions
Classmates solve 18 different problems that are mostly word problems that apply algebraic expressions. They draw different combinations of masses on a scale that would balance. They also simplify expressions and solve for x in a number...
6th - 8th Math CCSS: Adaptable
Representing and Interpreting Proportional Relationships
The class gets valuable practice evaluating and analyzing linear relationship in this group of activities. Interpreting rate of change in algebraic and graphical ways is presented in a non-intimidating and natural way, using realistic...
7th - 8th Math CCSS: Designed