Simplify Algebraic Expressions Bundle - Three (3) products in one: PowerPoint Lesson, Practice Worksheet, and cut-and-paste matching activities (includes three differentiated cut-and-paste activities with #2 and #3 in an alternate worksheet format).
This bundle includes my 15-page PowerPoint Lesson that covers equations vs. expressions, terms, like terms, coefficients, constants, combining like terms, simplifying using distributive property and simplifying using both distributive property and combining like terms. Student "Your Turn" slides allow students to work individually or in small groups to master each concept before moving on.
The practice worksheet is designed to help students practice simplifying algebraic expressions using distributive property and like terms. The parts of an algebraic expressions are listed in table form at the top of the worksheet for student reference. Students then practice identifying terms, like terms, coefficients, and constants before moving on to simplifying expressions using distributive property and combining like terms. The worksheet would function as a homework assignment, class practice (individually, with partners, or in a small group), or an assessment. Answer key is provided.
This fun cut-and-paste partner activity helps students with simplifying algebraic expressions using like terms and distributive property. There are three levels of the cut-and-paste worksheet to help you easily differentiate for students, plus by special request activities 2 and 3 have been combined into a second worksheet. Each one has ten expressions need to be simplified and matched to the correct expression. My students loved this activity. We glued the expressions on construction paper. Some teams got very creative on their final product drawing two sets of ten different polygons and matching them that way or drawing unique "borders" or pictures around their matches. I suggest having students draw lines connecting the two to keep the project neat and easier to read and grade.
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Writing Expressions Worksheet
Writing & Graphing Inequalities
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