Students will learn how to store the value for a variable to check for equivalent expressions. Students will be able to check their answers to see if they simplified expressions correctly.
Before the Activity
Download the "Which Ones Are Equal?" - Teacher Notes and Student Worksheet.
During the Activity
Teacher will introduce the use of a stored value on the home screen to determine if they have simplified expressions correctly. Many students struggle with sign errors and misuse of grouping symbols when simplifying expressions and this is one way a student can confirm a correct response.
After the Activity
Teacher will lead discussion using similar questions from various sources including TAKS release items to confirm student understanding.