Reflection: Adjustments to Practice Writing Algebraic Expressions - Section 2: Intro to New Material

 

This is the lesson in which I start to introduce the academic vocabulary that students need in order to be fluent with expressions, equations, and inequalities.  We explicitly talk about variables over the course of the next several lessons.  I also start talking about coefficients, constants, and terms in a relaxed way.  For example, if students write the expression 5m, I might say 'in this expression, m is the variable and 5 is the coefficient.  What would the coefficient be in the expression 6w?'  

I also praise students for attempting to use these vocabulary words.  I want students to get familiar with the terms and start to use them in their discourse and in their writing.  

  Academic Vocabulary
  Adjustments to Practice: Academic Vocabulary
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Writing Algebraic Expressions

Unit 7: Expressions
Lesson 4 of 12

Objective: SWBAT write simple expressions that record operations with numbers and variables.

Big Idea: Algebraic expressions can both represent verbal expressions and communicate the meaning of the verbal expression.

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Math, Expressions (Algebra), variable, expressions, coefficient
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