Reflection: Staircase of Complexity Tables, Words, and Equations - Section 2: Investigation

 

Though this task may seem basic for Algebra 1 students, it is a crucial step for my students to be able to write a rule in words and then translate it into algebra. I find too often this step is missing for students and they are confused about how to write a pattern they see in Algebra.  I think it is important to force them to write the rule in words so they are clear about what the pattern is. A little practice now seems to go a long way in the future.  Also, this task can easily be scaled up to make the patterns more challenging an appropriate for advanced students.

  Tables, Rules, and Equations
  Staircase of Complexity: Tables, Rules, and Equations
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Tables, Words, and Equations

Unit 1: Introduction to Algebra: Focus on Problem Solving
Lesson 7 of 14

Objective: SWBAT identify patterns in In/Out tables that demonstrate relationships between variables. SWBAT represent patterns in words and equations using algebraic notation.

Big Idea: Three representations that mean the same thing! Students learn to move between tables, rules in words, and equations in this engaging lesson.

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Math, tables of values, Algebra, multiple representations, graph, function, covariation, Algebra
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