Writing Equations Using Symbols

Build upon prior equation writing experience to create more complicated equations. Lesson one in a 33-part unit builds upon the class members' sixth and seventh grade experience of writing linear equations. Several examples provide individuals opportunities to create equations relating to statements about relationships of numbers.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Use responses from the examples to identify individuals that may need additional instruction
  • Make groups of those that expressed the equations differently to compare their equations
Classroom Considerations

  • The class should be familiar with using variables to represent numbers
Pros

  • Solutions show the definition of the variable
  • Examples provide step-by-step explanations of creating the equations
Cons

  • None
Common Core