Lesson Plan

Central Park

Students discover the necessity of algebraic expressions
Jenna B.
Technology coordinator
Paulding County School District
Dallas, GA
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My Grades K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
My Subjects English Language Arts, English Language Learning, World Languages, Math, Science, Social Studies

Students will be able to write algebraic expressions based on given situations. 

Grades 7 - 9
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1 Opening

Have students brainstorm why variables and expressions are important in Today's Meet. Create a word cloud with the results with Tagxedo.

2 Worksession

Have students work through the central park activities on individual computers/tablets or in groups. https://teacher.desmos.com/centralpark 

3 Closing

Revisit your word cloud and Today's Meet. Have students post how their thoughts and opinions about algebraic expressions have changed. If they say they haven't changed, direct them to We Use Math to research about careers that are math dependent and then post something they learned from the site.