Writing and Evaluating Expressions—Multiplication and Addition

How many people can sit around a table? The 22nd part in a series of 36 continues the work on writing and evaluating expressions to include expressions with two operations. Pupils use models to determine an expression for the number of seats that can be placed around rectangular tables.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Have learners create their own contexts and tables to write expressions
Classroom Considerations

  • Each group needs five square tiles or paper cutouts
  • Note that the terms coefficient and constant are not necessary at this stage
Pros

  • Provides a problem set to use as homework or classwork
  • Includes a suggested pacing guide
Cons

  • None