Elementary Algebra is generalized form of arithmetic. It provides a language to represent problems and functions. Algebraic thinking is also one of the first forms of abstract thinking that students develop in mathematics. It is most critical to understand what mental model your child has established and then look to mould and correct that model giving different examples. Lets look at some of the common gotchas of algebraic learning.
Students use dice to demonstrate and strengthen their understanding of Algebraic Expressions. 6 page printable includes: Teacher instructions, Student record sheet/example sheet, and game instructions. All teacher needs to provide are 3 labeled dice or cubes.
A fun and different way of getting your students to practice identifying equivalent expressions! This activity gets your students matching and simplifying equivalent expressions. For example, students would have to match that 2 + 5x + 3y + x + y is equal to 2(3x + 2y + 1).
This mini foldable introduces students to vocabulary & skills associated with algebraic expressions. The foldable is organized into the following main concepts: *Distributive Property *Identifying Parts of an Algebraic Expression (terms, like terms, coefficients, constants) *Simplifying Algebraic Expressions Inside, there is space for a few notes along with 8 examples for guided practice of the skills listed above.
This is a #MathStations activity for the common core strand expressions and equations. Students must create three examples for important terminology. This assures that when, for example, they are asked to write an algebraic expression to solve a problem, they will know what to do. This can also be used as a classwork or homework assignment.