Lesson Plan

Central Park

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

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

Grades 7 – 9
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1 Opening

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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

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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.