## Reflection: Checks for Understanding Simplifying Expressions - Section 1: Launch

This formative assessment was valuable as a learning tool for me. It gave me a basis for designing the rest of the unit. Students did not recognize multiplication as the operation when a number is outside the parenthesis. That was definitely a starting point for us. I realized that I needed to guide them through the different representations of operations before we could move any further.

Now what do I do?
Checks for Understanding: Now what do I do?

# Simplifying Expressions

Unit 5: Simplifying Expressions
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## Big Idea: Can they be alike if they don't look alike?

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