Solving Problems by Creating Expressions—Dollar Bills

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Uncover methods of writing algebraic expressions by listening to your classes. Given a set of information, learners work in groups to provide a solution. It is possible to find a solution using a linear algebraic expression, but the lesson encourages multiple solution strategies.

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Instructional Ideas
  • Provide lower level pupils with fake money to use as a manipulative
  • Circulate during collaborative work and make note of interesting conversations to share with the whole group
Classroom Considerations
  • Requires the ability to write algebraic expressions from context
Pros
  • Teachers can edit the task to adapt to different classes
  • Provides teaching resources to help plan the lesson
Cons
  • None