## Reflection: Student Communication The Language of Algebra - Section 4: Guided Notes + Practice

Terminology: The introductory sort helps prime students learning towards the subtle difference in the terms. Alerting them to the method of sorting their peers chose to sort helped highlight the often neglected but important diction between “ less” and “less than”. Students confuse the two terms frequently, which substantially alters the expressions. Help students understand by using them in examples. Here’s a great article related to this! --> http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/magazine/7591905.stm

Terminology
Student Communication: Terminology

# The Language of Algebra

Unit 4: Linear Equations
Lesson 1 of 12

## Big Idea: What is the language of Algebra? How does the language of Algebra tell us what is happening in a problem?

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Math, Algebra, Linear and Nonlinear Equations, Algebraic expressions, interpreting algebraic expressions, variable, writing expressions
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### Noelani Davis

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