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5ad0ee452d55e Please Click on the Image to View the Slideshow Kaeden, Nevaeh, and Levi read word problems, identify the variable and write algebraic expressions for each
Niko and Taylor work together to translate a word problem into an algebraic expression
Please Click on the Image to View the Slideshow Kaeden, Nevaeh, and Levi read word problems, identify the variable and write algebraic expressions for each

Mrs. Zumdahl - Classroom Spotlight

What does texting have to do with Algebra?  The 6th grade math class discovered that in Algebra we use letters to represent words like we do when we text.  We have used that concept to help us understand translating words into algebraic expressions.  The 6th graders started the algebra unit not understanding what a variable is.  They are now able to translate a word problem an algebraic expression.  Being able to write algebraic expressions from word problems helps us solve the problems for different values.

After we master writing algebraic expressions and substituting values for the letters to interpret the results, we will be ready to move on to writing, solving, and graphing 1 and 2 step equations.  

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