## Reflection: Checks for Understanding What is Algebra? - Section 5: Around the Room

I really like to have the students do an Around the Room.  First, it gets them up and moving around.  Next, it allows them to work in pairs and use MP3 to justify solutions. Finally, I get to hover around a problem or two and as questions like "how do you know" or "can you use mathematical language to describe how you know."  I can really see and hear what they are doing.

Look at them go!
Checks for Understanding: Look at them go!

# What is Algebra?

Unit 6: Expressions
Lesson 4 of 14

## Big Idea: What do 6th grade students really need to know about Algebra?

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Math, numeric expressions, Algebra, algebraic expression, Exponents, algebraic terminology, Orders of operations
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