Elementary Algebra is generalized form of arithmetic. It provides a language to represent problems and functions. Algebraic thinking is also one of the first forms of abstract thinking that students develop in mathematics. It is most critical to understand what mental model your child has established and then look to mould and correct that model giving different examples. Lets look at some of the common gotchas of algebraic learning.
Students use dice to demonstrate and strengthen their understanding of Algebraic Expressions. 6 page printable includes: Teacher instructions, Student record sheet/example sheet, and game instructions. All teacher needs to provide are 3 labeled dice or cubes.
In Algebra, a monomial or a term is comprised of a combination of the following: numbers, variables, and exponents. In Algebraic expressions and equations, terms or monomials are separated by addition and subtraction signs. Monomial is an algebraic expression with only one term. For example, 7xy, - 5m, 3z2, 4 etc.
This mini foldable introduces students to vocabulary & skills associated with algebraic expressions. The foldable is organized into the following main concepts: *Distributive Property *Identifying Parts of an Algebraic Expression (terms, like terms, coefficients, constants) *Simplifying Algebraic Expressions Inside, there is space for a few notes along with 8 examples for guided practice of the skills listed above.
Intro to Algebra: Algebra Interactive Notebook Pages
15 Easy to use interactive notebook pages on introduction to Algebra. Includes topics such as combining like terms, order of operations, expressions, and more. Photographic examples and instructions included for each page! Print, Cut, Glue, Use! #Algebra
Common Core Math Stations and Games - "3 of a Kind" Expressions and Equations
This is a #MathStations activity for the common core strand expressions and equations. Students must create three examples for important terminology. This assures that when, for example, they are asked to write an algebraic expression to solve a problem, they will know what to do. This can also be used as a classwork or homework assignment.
The Distributive Property Pairs Check Activity
This resource combines the fun of a coloring activity with the ease and collaboration of a pairs self checking activity. Students will simplify expressions using the distributive property and use their coloring pages to check their answers with a student who has the other half of the page.