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The Distributive Property

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This lesson involves using the graphs of two lines to create equivalent expressions.
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Words for Algebra

This lesson involves starting with the context of a word problem and then examining it from several different perspectives in an effort to build expressions and equations that model the problem.
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What's Your Story

This lesson involves reverse engineering of word problems.
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Exploring Exponents

Students will investigate and describe negative and zero exponents on the base. Then, students will apply the properties of integer exponents to generate equivalent expressions.
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Balancing Equations

This lesson involves understanding what it means for an equation to be balanced in the process of solving linear equations with one variable.
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Systems of Equations

In this activity, students will recognize a system of equations, determine solutions graphically, and verify solutions algebraically.
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