Math lesson for 6th grade teaching algebraic expressions. Video instruction, worked examples, guided practice, and instructor notes.
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For one-on-one or whole-class mathematics instruction, use this Guzinta Math lesson as a supplement for teaching about building and evaluating algebraic expressions and modeling equivalent expressions--key concepts in 6th grade. The app includes detailed instructor notes for each guided practice problem, with notes about extending discussion around each worked example and problem.
NEW 5.0 version contains a slicker look and an exploratory extension module on setting up and modeling one- and two-step equations based on situations.
This lesson app also includes the popular Practice Meter feature, which can keep track of each student's practice level for this app across sessions. The purpose of the Practice Meter is to motivate students to come back and revisit this content and complete modules at regular intervals. Revisit the lesson app to keep your Practice Meter out of the red (or in the blue). It becomes easier over time to maintain your practice level above the key levels of 80 or 25, because the meter depletes much more slowly after a week, then a month, then 3 months, has passed.
Guzinta Math: Algebraic Expressions focuses on writing expressions with variables to represent problem situations, models, and verbal expressions. Students also explore equivalent expressions and use an interactive tool to model and solve simple equations as an extension to 6th grade work.
Instructors and/or students can turn on and use the canvas feature (with improved writing functionality) in the app to write all over the screen--take notes, highlight key terms and ideas, show work, etc.