Writing Products as Sums and Sums as Products II

Explain algebraic relationships through an understanding of area and perimeter. Continuing concepts built in the third instructional activity of the series, the fourth installment of 28 asks learners to identify common expressions represented in area models. Ultimately, they are able to distribute and combine like terms within a linear expression.

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Instructional Ideas
  • Provide individuals with a copy of the graphic organizer in the opener to paste into their notes
  • Build life-size area models on the classroom floor with classmates playing the role of the expressions
Classroom Considerations
  • Requires a functional understanding multiplying monomial expressions and order of operations
Pros
  • Includes a detailed teacher guide to aid in planning
  • Provides a set of problems for independent practice
Cons
  • None
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