This series develops a lot of mathematical language and engages students by making them think about the order of operations and signed numbers in a new way. You will experience a lot of quality mathematical discussions with your students as you move through this week-long unit.
There is a unit quiz, and answer key, included. There's a link in the PowerPoint to download it.
The lesson is a week long. It begins by asking students to think about changing an equation that is false into a true equation by grouping things anyway they see fit. It creates a lot of dialogue. While it is far more difficult than evaluating an equation it is equally approachable to the standard type of activity.
With this, and the other activities, in this lesson, students are learning by doing things. They make mistakes and learn from them.
Some of the work in the lesson is to be recorded on the board or with a document camera. I have pictures of examples when appropriate.
How the PowerPoint works:
Each day there is a page for teacher notes where what's expected and the goals are explained. Each slide has notes that explain what's happening on that slide and what the kids should be learning or trying.
At the end there are links to homework problems. There are small bellwork problems for two of the additional days, but much of the time should be spent reviewing the homework and such. One such review is in these videos here:
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