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.
EXPRESSIONS Word Problems - Error Analysis (Find the Error) Have your students apply their understanding of EXPRESSIONS with this ERROR ANALYSIS activity. It includes 10 real-world WORD PROBLEMS that are solved incorrectly. Students have to IDENTIFY THE ERROR, provide the CORRECT SOLUTION and share a helpful STRATEGY for solving the problem. An ANSWER KEY has also been provided with examples of possible answers.Topics included: ✔ evaluating algebraic expressions ✔ writing algebraic…
Some of these ideas are very good. Take the good and leave the bad. i am not crazy about showing so many examples. I am for letting the students discover methods on their own. Let them be mathematicians.
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.