Matching Expressions

This Matching Expressions activity & project also includes:

Collaborative learning groups match mathematical expressions with their verbal descriptions, then explain why they are a match. Cooperative small groups are an ideal atmosphere to approach the connection between the concrete verbal description, with which students are familiar, to the abstract description using mathematical symbols and variables. The teacher is free to monitor and correct any common misconceptions, and the students are verbalizing their thoughts as they connect the concrete to the abstract descriptions.


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  • Learners connect algebra expressions to real-world applications and scenarios
  • Learners use logical reasoning to explain their matches and possible misconceptions associated with the expressions
  • Multiplication and division symbols missing in some expressions in Matching Activity.
  • However this can be very useful to challenge students to find some very common misconceptions and correct them.