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Algebra - Assign value to items so students can see algebra being applied to real life. I also like how this shows examples with money and what things cost. A fun way to come up with equations and great for visual learners.

Students will identify the parts of an expression using math terminology. Students will understand the concept of like terms with the use parallel examples.

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. Lets look at some of the common gotchas of algebraic learning. | This is Excellent!! I'm loving the explanations!!!

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.

My students always have such a hard time writing expressions and equations during our Algebra unit. I've created a card game to help with that! T...

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BASIC EXPANSION OF ALGEBRAIC EXPRESSIONS - FOR CHILDREN

LOVE this idea for teaching translating expressions into words....post different expressions around room, give each group diff color marker and have them write unique translations for each. Genius way to make this lesson more fun!!

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Middle School Math Madness!: interactive notebook (I would do this... IF I WAS TEACHING MATH! T__T )

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