Lesson Plan 1: Miles of Tiles - The Pool Border Problem, students will recognize patterns and represent situations using algebraic notation and variables. Lesson Plan 2: Cups and Chips - Solving Linear Equations Using Manipulatives, students use manipulatives to represent visually the steps they take to obtain a solution to an algebraic equation. They develop an understanding of the connections between the solution involving manipulatives and the symbolic solution. Students work in teams of four. Site includes a Topic Overview, Lesson Plans, Student Work, Teaching Strategies, Resources, and a video of Workshop 1; Part 1.
Grade Level(s): 7, 9, 10
Overhead Projector, Adobe Flash Player, Adobe Acrobat Reader
2 Hour(s) 40 Minute(s)
Keywords: algebraic expression, linear equation, algebraic equation, pattern, variable, algebraic notation
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Name of Author/Source: Annenberg Media: Insights into Algebra 1; Teaching for Learning
Is this Resource freely Available? Yes
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