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Title Equivalent Expression Exploration
Description In this activity, students work through a series of activities that reinforce parts of an expression (coefficient, variable, term) and then build on that knowledge to create and define equivalent expressions. The final activity has students discover and define the simplest form of an equation and develop a procedure for finding the simplest form of an expression.
Subject Mathematics
Level Middle School
Type Guided Activity
Duration 60 minutes
Answers Included No
Language English
Keywords Coefficient, Equivalent Expressions, Like Terms, Simplest Form, Simplify Expressions
Simulation(s) Expression Exchange (HTML5)


Author(s) Kimberly Struck
Contact Email kimberly.struck@bvsd.org
School / Organization Peak to Peak Charter School
Date submitted 18/06/06
Date updated 18/06/06