The purpose of the activity to take some of the pressure off the teacher from having to think of every question they need to ask students to lead them to the correct answer. In addition, the questions help students think and learn how to think logically. These skills help students become better test takers. There are practice test questions included in the lesson. In addition, there is a key included with this activity. If you enjoy these kinds of lessons and activities for your students, you will love the book, “Algebra Easy as Pi” because it contains over 600 pages of activities just like this one!
Energetic Eddie is going to be your tour guide today. It is your goal to understand how algebra can be used to express generalizations. In addition, Energetic Eddie is going to help you recognize and use the power of symbols to represent problem situations.
This activity you are going to write several expressions. An expression is a combination of letters and numbers without an equal sign. Remember, you can simplify expressions, but you cannot solve them.