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