## Reflection: Checks for Understanding Combining Like Terms with the Distributive Property - Section 3: Independent Practice

The Independent Practice is an opportunity for the teacher to check that students are using and understanding the definition of like terms. For problems 2 and 3, students may try to combine x and x2 terms.

Definition of Like Terms
Checks for Understanding: Definition of Like Terms

# Combining Like Terms with the Distributive Property

Unit 14: Algebra
Lesson 8 of 16

## Big Idea: How can we clear parentheses to simplify an expression?

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Math, Simplifying Equations and Expressions, Algebra, expressions, distributive property
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### Ursula Lovings

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