Write Algebraic Expressions for Applications

Algebra makes the world go round; well, not really, but it does make problems easier. An informative YouTube video shows how to write algebraic expressions. Contexts include both mathematical and real-world problems, such as perimeter, sale prices, and profit on deliveries.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Have pupils write problems for classmates to solve
Classroom Considerations

  • Familiarity with percents is necessary
  • Learners should be familiar with perimeter
Pros

  • Comprehensive explanations make following along easy
Cons

  • Not very interesting and does not hold student interest very well
Common Core