Use Alternative Notation for Multiplication and Division in Algebraic Expressions

Using the letter x as a variable and to represent multiplication can be confusing to algebra learners. Present newcomers with the alternative notation for multiplication and division modeled in the video.  An effective standalone video that is the second in a series on writing, reading, and evaluating expressions.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • After showing the video, try out the included Guided Practice, which asks learners to rewrite written algebraic phrases as algebraic expressions
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  • The resource includes a Spanish Video Lesson
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