Combining Like Terms

Aim: How do we combine like terms?

Course: Grade 8

Pre-lesson Activity: Students submit a picture of something or someone that represents them. They write a short description explaining their choice.

Warm-Up: Before the lesson, teachers print out student images and separate them into envelopes. Students group the images by what they think are “alike,” which leads to a discussion of the mathematical concept of like terms.

Task Rating (see the equity task rubric for details) 

  • Rigor: 2
  • Diversity: 2 
  • Identity: 2 (students share items that have personal meaning)
  • Justice: 0

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