**Title:** Express Yourself with Patterns

**Description:**
During this lesson, the students will use growing patterns to develop an algebraic expression with understanding. The students will also learn mathematical vocabulary with the use of the newly created expression.
**Standard(s): **

[MA2015] (6) 15: Identify when two expressions are equivalent (i.e., when the two expressions name the same number regardless of which value is substituted into them). [6-EE4]

**Subject:**Mathematics (6)

**Title:**Express Yourself with Patterns

**Description:**During this lesson, the students will use growing patterns to develop an algebraic expression with understanding. The students will also learn mathematical vocabulary with the use of the newly created expression.

**Title:** Order Among Chaos

**Description:**
This lesson is designed to assist students not only in using the order of operations, but also experimenting with how grouping and ordering affects answers. In groups as teams, the students will compete while finding algebraic expressions using only the numbers 1, 2, 3, and 4, as well as all operations including exponents and grouping symbols, to find a desired integer result. To gain points, the value of each formed expression must be from the set of integers 1-25 or 1-100 depending on time constraints. They should attempt to get an expression with each of the listed integers required. Modeled examples are embedded in the directions slide show so the students are instructed in the process of the competition.
**Standard(s): **

[MA2015] (6) 14: Apply the properties of operations to generate equivalent expressions. [6-EE3]

**Subject:**Mathematics (6 - 7)

**Title:**Order Among Chaos

**Description:**This lesson is designed to assist students not only in using the order of operations, but also experimenting with how grouping and ordering affects answers. In groups as teams, the students will compete while finding algebraic expressions using only the numbers 1, 2, 3, and 4, as well as all operations including exponents and grouping symbols, to find a desired integer result. To gain points, the value of each formed expression must be from the set of integers 1-25 or 1-100 depending on time constraints. They should attempt to get an expression with each of the listed integers required. Modeled examples are embedded in the directions slide show so the students are instructed in the process of the competition.

**Title:** Balancing Shapes

**Description:**
In this lesson, one of a multi-part unit from Illuminations, students balance shapes using an interactive pan balance applet to study equality, essential to understanding algebra. Equivalent relationships are recognized when the pans balance, demonstrating the properties of equality.
**Standard(s): **

[MA2015] (7) 10: Use variables to represent quantities in a real-world or mathematical problem, and construct simple equations and inequalities to solve problems by reasoning about the quantities. [7-EE4]

**Subject:**Mathematics

**Title:**Balancing Shapes

**Description:**In this lesson, one of a multi-part unit from Illuminations, students balance shapes using an interactive pan balance applet to study equality, essential to understanding algebra. Equivalent relationships are recognized when the pans balance, demonstrating the properties of equality.

**Thinkfinity Partner:**Illuminations

**Grade Span:**6,7,8

**Title:** Exploration of a Balance

**Description:**
In this four-lesson unit from Illuminations, students participate in activities in which they focus on patterns and relations that can be developed from the exploration of balance, mass, length of the mass arm, and the position of the fulcrum. This unit includes an individual activity for four different levels from grade 1 to grade 8.
**Standard(s): **

[MA2015] (6) 15: Identify when two expressions are equivalent (i.e., when the two expressions name the same number regardless of which value is substituted into them). [6-EE4]

**Subject:**Mathematics

**Title:**Exploration of a Balance

**Description:**In this four-lesson unit from Illuminations, students participate in activities in which they focus on patterns and relations that can be developed from the exploration of balance, mass, length of the mass arm, and the position of the fulcrum. This unit includes an individual activity for four different levels from grade 1 to grade 8.

**Thinkfinity Partner:**Illuminations

**Grade Span:**1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8

**Title:** Distributive Property with Variables

**Digital Tool:**
IQ Learning Online **Web Address URL:**
http://aptv.pbslearningmedia.org/resource/mgbh.math.ns.distprop/distributive-property-with-variables/# **Standard(s): **

[MA2015] (7) 5: Apply and extend previous understandings of multiplication and division and of fractions to multiply and divide rational numbers. [7-NS2]**Digital Tool Description:** Distributive Property with Variables is an interactive video that demonstrates the distributive property to the students. It can serve as a great introduction to the topic.

**Title:**Distributive Property with Variables

**Digital Tool:**IQ Learning Online

**Digital Tool Description:**Distributive Property with Variables is an interactive video that demonstrates the distributive property to the students. It can serve as a great introduction to the topic.

**Title:** Learning the Distributive Property with Angry Birds

**Digital Tool:**
Edpuzzle: Distributive Property- Angry Birds **Web Address URL:**
https://edpuzzle.com/media/5601aa17adde1f357b9d7d97 **Standard(s): **

[MA2015] (8) 9: Solve linear equations in one variable. [8-EE7]**Digital Tool Description:** Edpuzzle is an interactive tool that demonstrates or shows students how to complete a task or to see how a task is performed in several different subjects. This video teaches students by the use of animations how to solve equations.

**Title:**Learning the Distributive Property with Angry Birds

**Digital Tool:**Edpuzzle: Distributive Property- Angry Birds

**Digital Tool Description:**Edpuzzle is an interactive tool that demonstrates or shows students how to complete a task or to see how a task is performed in several different subjects. This video teaches students by the use of animations how to solve equations.

**Title:** Pan Balance -- Expressions

**Description:**
This interactive pan balance, from Illuminations, allows students to enter and compare numeric or algebraic expressions. They can '' weigh'' the expressions they want to compare by entering them on either side of the balance, allowing them to practice arithmetic and algebraic skills, as well as to investigate the concept of equivalence.
**Standard(s): **

[MA2015] (8) 12: Compare properties of two functions, each represented in a different way (algebraically, graphically, numerically in tables, or by verbal descriptions). [8-F2]

**Subject:**Mathematics

**Title:**Pan Balance -- Expressions

**Description:**This interactive pan balance, from Illuminations, allows students to enter and compare numeric or algebraic expressions. They can '' weigh'' the expressions they want to compare by entering them on either side of the balance, allowing them to practice arithmetic and algebraic skills, as well as to investigate the concept of equivalence.

**Thinkfinity Partner:**Illuminations

**Grade Span:**3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12