Students learn about writing expressions using diagrams. As learning progresses they create their own shapes from an expression.At the start of the lesson they recap how to write expressions using keywords. In the main part students are taught how to write expressions from diagrams with areas given as letters. At the end of the lesson they area challenged to create their own shapes given a fixed area.
Differentiated Learning Objectives
- All students should be able to write an algebraic expression involving a single unknown.
- Most students should be able to identify and collect like terms to simplify algebraic expressions.
- Some students should be able to write a simplified algebraic expression involving brackets.