Writing Basic Algebraic Expressions (Example 1)

Turning words into symbols, a powerful application of mathematics. A video lesson explains how to rewrite a problem-solving question with expressions. The instructor emphasizes the need to define variables.

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CCSS: Adaptable
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Instructional Ideas
  • Flip your classroom by assigning the video as homework; use class time for guided and independent practice
  • Leave posted as a resource for review
Classroom Considerations
  • Expects a conceptual understanding of an expression
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  • Emphasizes algebraic vocabulary throughout the lesson
  • Includes more than one example to reinforce learning
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