This is a complete lesson plan introducing students to algebra. In this introduction, students become familiar with expressions, terms, variables, equations and other algebraic elements.
This lesson plan includes an opening question, minilesson with guided steps through the process, examples, class activities and a worksheet for homework. Answer keys included.
There is also a reading activity and an optional game of concentration for groups.
This lesson aligns with High School Algebra Common Core Standard
A-SSE.1.a Interpret parts of an expression, such as terms, factors, and coefficients.
Common Core Standards for grades 6, 7 and High School Algebra are included on the cover page.