This guided notes packet is designed for a lesson that introduces the concept of simplifying expressions, focusing specifically on combining positive like terms. Downloading this product provides pages for vocabulary, steps, guided practice, independent practice, error analysis, standardized test practice, and open-ended Common Core assessment accompanied by a paragraph frame for guiding student responses (see thumbnail). Use some or all of the pages as you see fit!
I am currently reformatting my old notes to better align to the new standards being rolled out, and in the meantime would love any feedback to achieve that end. If you are interested, I also have the Word document of this lesson in case you would like to modify anything to meet the needs of your own classroom!