This is a very cool power point, and it is with utmost enthusiasm that I share the lesson! The slides will guide students through new skills that are used in simplifying algebraic expressions. Terms such as "coefficient" are introduced, and they learn to readily recognize "like" terms. They explore additional skills along with combining like-terms: simplifying expressions with grouping symbols, writing and simplifying functions, and they write and simplify expressions for the perimeter of various geometric shapes. Also included in the lesson are a couple of word problems that challenge them to write their own equations and solve these equations by using their newly acquired knowledge. This is, without a doubt, one of my favorite slide shows for the kids! Thanks for your interest in this product, and have a happy day teaching!