Math Is a Big Joke Algebra Style! Evaluating Expressions With Integers
In this one time meeting we will focus on integer rules, then substituting values for the given variables to evaluate the expressions. A decoder puzzle with a funny (maybe corny) joke will be used to reinforce these skills.
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Integers are everywhere! The more students are comfortable with adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing them, the easier it will be to perform skills such as: solving equations, evaluating formulas, or finding slope of a line. In this class, we will spend 5-15 minutes reviewing integer rules and combining like terms. We will then spend the remainder of class solving a decoder puzzle (Why Is A Shooting Star Better Than A Hamburger?) I am a firm believer in giving students think...
By the end of the lesson, students will have reviewed: -operations with integers -solving problems using mental math -evaluating expressions
I LOVE math! I love finding creative and interesting ways to deliver instruction while helping students build their math sense. After 25 years of teaching Pre-Algebra, Algebra 1, and Algebra 2 to students with a variety of skill levels, including 5 years teaching online to students learning from home, I feel uniquely qualified to provide learners with the tools they need to become masters of mathematics!
No homework will be assigned, however, if we are unable to complete an entire puzzle during class time, the problems will be provided in the classroom for students to finish on their own. The answer to the decoder puzzle will always be shared at the end of class.
Learners should have paper and pencil to work out problems with me. If they need a multiplication chart or calculator as a support, I do not mind them using these materials. A link for an online calculator can be provided upon request.
Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.
Feedback will be provided as we work as a whole group. If parents desire a class where individual assessments are part of the course I will direct them to my "Hitting the Highlights Algebra 1" FLEX class, where assessments are a part of the weekly assignment.
40 minutes per week in class, and maybe some time outside of class.
Lisa M Holland, Certified Math Teacher, MA, BS
Creating lifelong lovers of math!
🇺🇸Lives in the United States
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370 completed classes
Hello! I have been an educator for over 25 years! My teaching career began when I worked with a math and science program for several summers at Morgan State University, with the goal of helping middle school students pass the statewide Maryland...