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Title Generating Equivalent Expressions
Description • Identify equivalent expressions by evaluating for the same value of the variable • Identify equivalent expressions using properties of operations • Generate equivalent expressions using properties of operations • Identify parts of an expression using mathematical terms; view one or more parts of an expression as a single entity; define: expression, coefficient, term, like terms
Subject Mathematics
Level Middle School
Type Guided Activity
Duration 60 minutes
Answers Included No
Language English
Keywords coefficient, equivalent expressions, like terms, term
Simulation(s) Expression Exchange (HTML5)


Author(s) Amanda McGarry
Contact Email amanda.mcgarry@colorado.edu
School / Organization PhET
Date submitted 9/6/18
Date updated 9/6/18