Reflection: Student Feedback Identity and Inverse Properties - Section 2: Mini-Lesson

 

As I was discussing the properties, specifically the Identity Properties, students didn't understand why zero and one "all of a sudden" had different names.  We discussed the fact that additive and multiplicative were just derivations of add and multiply.  This helped clarify the terms, but I realized that students still thought the terms were unimportant and redundant.  I suggested that they think of additive identity and multiplicative identity as the superhero names of 0 and 1.  Students were immediately excited by this idea and it brought some closure to the discussion.

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Identity and Inverse Properties

Unit 2: Properties of Math
Lesson 1 of 4

Objective: SWBAT distinguish between the identity and inverse properties of math.

Big Idea: Time to dig into identity and inverse properties!

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