Simplify Expressions and Solve Equations Using Two-Column Proofs

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Increase understanding of the algebraic properties and their importance. Scholars justify their steps as they simplify expressions and solve equations. They formalize their work as two-column proof.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Form collaborative groups with similar levels of pupils and allow time to work with the lower groups
  • Have learners create a list of the algebraic properties and include an example for each
Classroom Considerations

  • Expects an understanding of algebraic properties
Pros

  • Encourages class members to provide two methods of simplifying the same expression
  • Uses collaborative methods to practice which one encourages communication
Cons

  • None
Common Core