True and False Equations

What does English have to do with math? Teach your class the "grammar" of a number sentence. Sentences with correct grammar can be false! Understanding of a number sentence leads to a comparison with equations.

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CCSS: Designed
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Instructional Ideas
  • Use to introduce the concept of an equation and a number sentence
  • Have students participate in a sorting activity to quickly assess understanding of equations versus number sentences
Classroom Considerations
  • Some equations presented require advanced solving techniques; encourage a guess-and-check strategy for these equations
Pros
  • Includes all handouts and keys with descriptive teacher guide
  • Creates an opportunity to understand the difference between number sentences and equations 
  • Allows students to practice with various types of equations
Cons
  • Some equations are difficult to solve or guess and check with this level of student