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Description:

This lesson from Illuminations provides an introduction to the use of variables, and develops students' algebraic thinking. Students create variable machines to discover the value of words by assigning each letter of the alphabet a unique number value. Learning objectives, a materials list, a pdf file of the student worksheet, an instructional plan, questions for the students, assessment options, extensions, and teacher reflections are provided.

Subjects:

  • Mathematics > General
  • Education > General

Education Levels:

  • Grade 1
  • Grade 2
  • Grade 3
  • Grade 4
  • Grade 5
  • Grade 6
  • Grade 7
  • Grade 8
  • Grade 9
  • Grade 10
  • Grade 11
  • Grade 12

Keywords:

Algebraic representation,NSDL,Grade 4,Grade 3,Addition,Strategies,Number concepts,Social Sciences,Arithmetic,Analyze and persevere,Concept formation,Process skills,Number and operations,Cryptography,Algebra,Grade 5,Critical thinking,Subtraction,Equations,Whole numbers,Vocational/Professional Development Education,NSDL_SetSpec_ncs-NSDL-COLLECTION-000-003-112-027,Practice Standards,Number theory,oai:nsdl.org:2200/20140728160847580T,Elementary School,Reason quantitatively,Algebraic thinking,Computing and Information,Operations,Parity,Mental calculation,Upper Elementary,Communication,Mathematical language,Mathematics,Problem solving,Writing in mathematics,Education,Reasoning,Representation

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English

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