Students will experiment with evaluating, generating and simplifying polynomials and exponential expressions. This mission is aligned with the Common Core State Standards: 7.EE.A.1, 7.EE.A.2, 8.EE.A.1, 8.EE.A.2.
The fun stuff:
Who am I? Variables are just numbers that haven't found themselves yet! But they can do all the same tricks as numbers, so they'll figure it out. Arithmetic operations are reviewed here and then transferred to variable expressions. Distribution and factoring are also briefly revisited. Lots of carefully crafted practice problems here!
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★The mission. (8 pages).
★A two-page Quick Start guide for teachers. Detailed and helpful!
★Selected Answers in pdf form.
★Selected Answers online, password protected. For students to correct at home!
The mission includes:
•Evaluating expressions, both with integers and non-integers.
•Revisit distribution and factoring to understand combining like terms.
•Translating arithmetic from numerical expressions to variable expressions.
•Carefully crafted practice problems.
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