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Activity Overview

Students learn to quickly add lists of numbers by adding like terms and using the distributive property.

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Before the Activity

See the attached PDF file for detailed instructions for this activity
Print pages 69 - 72 from the attached PDF file for your class
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During the Activity

Distribute the pages to the class.

Follow the Activity procedures:

Choose two numbers, a and b as the first two terms in a sequence of ten numbers
Generate the next eight terms in the sequence where each number is equal to the sum of the two preceding numbers
Use the distributive property to find the number of a's and b's in the sequence
Observe that there are 55 a's and 88 b's in the sequence
Notice that 55a + 88b gives the sum of the sequence
Observe that (11 * the seventh term of the sequence) also results in the sum of the sequence
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After the Activity

Students will complete the Worksheet and analyze the results.

Review student results:

As a class, discuss questions that appeared to be more challenging
Re-teach concepts as necessary