# Julie Kelley

71 Lessons
Tyngsborough Elementary
Tyngsborough, MA
Student Environment:
Suburban
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(7 Units, 71 Lessons)

#### 1. Numerical Expressions and Patterns Introduction Lesson

Big Idea: Play this vocabulary game, Vo-Back-ulary, to make help students form connections to new words and then understand the connections between them.
Standards:
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#### 2. Evaluating Expressions

Big Idea: This lesson is part of laying the foundation for algebraic thinking, including an understanding that cracking the code can be fun! Students view an algebraic expression as a challenging code to make sense of.
Standards:
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#### 3. Revisiting Day

Big Idea: Its ok to make mistakes, as long as you learn from them.
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#### 4. Strength of Operations

Big Idea: Different operations have different strengths
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#### 5. PEMDAS PIZZA

Big Idea: Practice makes perfect. Today students spend more time simplifying expressions. The PEMDAS PIZZA model helps them stay organized.
Standards:
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#### 6. Order of Operations

Big Idea: When students know to simplify expressions before stressing, they will find complex expressions can be simple when taken one piece at a time.
Standards:
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#### 7. Order of Operations & Decimals

Big Idea: Students will use EVERYTHING they have already learned to simplify some tricky expressions (exponents, decimals, and order of operations are all combined).
Standards:
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#### 8. What is the 100th Step?

Big Idea: Students gain understanding that finding the rule is key to exploring a pattern, as they seek the 100th number (and beyond) in a pattern.
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#### 9. Relationships & Rules

Big Idea: Using an expression can help to discover a number pattern.
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#### 10. Graphing Patterns

Big Idea: A picture is worth a thousand words. A graph communicates a great deal of information about a pattern.
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#### 11. The Challenge of Directions

Big Idea: Students grapple with the challenges of carefully reading questions to answer what is actually asked. Interpreting the directions can be the most challenging part of a problem.
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#### 12. Choice Time Continued

Big Idea: Providing choice helps keeps students motivated. Students move freely between activities as they practice what they have learned.
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