This is the first lesson of my unit entitled Equations. I have included a warm up, a lesson note packet with model and practice problems, an exit card, and a homework worksheet. I also included the SmartNotebook file that I use for this lesson. I will be posting all of my daily lessons and assessments as I use them with my students.
This lesson is designed for a double period. If you only have a single period with your students, I would suggest covering Interpreting Algebraic Expressions on the first day and then Evaluating Algebraic Expressions on the second day.
I like to use the acronym GEMDAS instead of PEMDAS with my students as I feel it is more relevant for an Algebra class.