Wednesday, January 15th

Our unit of study for the next two weeks is Creating Equivalent Expressions. There are three methods we will learn to do this:

  1. The Distributive Property
  2. Combining Like Terms
  3. Factoring Out

On Monday, students learned how to use The Distributive Property to create Equivalent Expressions. Today, students learned how to utilize the Combining Like Terms method. I have attached a copy of the procedures students wrote down from the whiteboard. We worked a multitude of examples together to ensure everyone understood each step and also WHY we have to complete each step in the process. I assigned students a fairly easy homework sheet, just 10 problems, of which we worked the first 4 problems together.

This is GREAT math! I hope students enjoy learning these skills as much as I enjoy teaching them!!!!

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