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CCSS7.EE.A.2

CCSS7.EE.A.1

CCSS6.EE.A.4

CCSS6.EE.A.3

CCSS6.EE.A.2b

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- This fun, differentiated cut-and-paste partner activity helps students with simplifying algebraic expressions using like terms and distributive property. Included are THREE separate worksheets, each with ten expressions need to be simplified and matched to the correct simplified expression; plus on
- This 15-page fully editable PowerPoint lesson 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 stude
- Two pages of notes for students to scribble, color, doodle, draw, or shade covering simplifying algebraic expressions, including expressions, equations, terms, like terms, coefficients, constants, combining like terms, and combining like terms with distributive property. This resource is offered in
- Get students out of their seats and engaged in simplifying algebraic expressions using distributive property and combining like terms. This is a more advanced activity that includes rational numbers and longer expressions making it great as a beginning of year refresher or end of year review. Po
- This 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,

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Simplify Algebraic Expressions Bundle - Five (5) products in one: PowerPoint Lesson, Practice Worksheet, Differentiated Scribb Notes, Walk-About activity, 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.

Two pages of notes for students to scribble, color, doodle, draw or shade covering expressions, equations, terms, like terms, coefficients, constants, combining like terms, and distributing with like terms, with examples, offered in three different formats to help make differentiation easier. You can give students the full notes and allow them to color, scribble, shade, doodle, and draw on them; a second option is a fill-in the blanks note page; or use the third option which just has the titles to allow you to customize your own definitions and examples.

The Walk-About is a great way to get students out of their seats and engaged in simplifying algebraic expressions using distributive property and combining like terms. This is a more advanced activity that includes rational numbers and longer expressions making it great as a beginning of year refresher or end of year review.

Post the cards around the room and have student rotate to each “station” to solve one problem and write the clue word on their paper. Students can work in whatever order they want, so it is easy to spread them out across the room. Each card is numbered in the upper left star. Posting one or two of the cards in unusual places also adds to the excitement as they search for the hidden station.

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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CCSS7.EE.A.2

Understand that rewriting an expression in different forms in a problem context can shed light on the problem and how the quantities in it are related. For example, 𝘢 + 0.05𝘢 = 1.05𝘢 means that “increase by 5%” is the same as “multiply by 1.05.”

CCSS7.EE.A.1

Apply properties of operations as strategies to add, subtract, factor, and expand linear expressions with rational coefficients.

CCSS6.EE.A.4

Identify when two expressions are equivalent (i.e., when the two expressions name the same number regardless of which value is substituted into them). For example, the expressions 𝘺 + 𝘺 + 𝘺 and 3𝘺 are equivalent because they name the same number regardless of which number 𝘺 stands for.

CCSS6.EE.A.3

Apply the properties of operations to generate equivalent expressions. For example, apply the distributive property to the expression 3 (2 + 𝘹) to produce the equivalent expression 6 + 3𝘹; apply the distributive property to the expression 24𝘹 + 18𝘺 to produce the equivalent expression 6 (4𝘹 + 3𝘺); apply properties of operations to 𝘺 + 𝘺 + 𝘺 to produce the equivalent expression 3𝘺.

CCSS6.EE.A.2b

Identify parts of an expression using mathematical terms (sum, term, product, factor, quotient, coefficient); view one or more parts of an expression as a single entity. For example, describe the expression 2 (8 + 7) as a product of two factors; view (8 + 7) as both a single entity and a sum of two terms.

Total Pages

58 pages

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Teaching Duration

4 days

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