# ALEX Learning Activity

## My Voki! My Expressions!

A Learning Activity is a strategy a teacher chooses to actively engage students in learning a concept or skill using a digital tool/resource.

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This learning activity provided by:
 Author: Pamela West System: Montgomery County School: Montgomery County Board Of Education
General Activity Information
 Activity ID: 1524 Title: My Voki! My Expressions! Digital Tool/Resource: Voki Web Address – URL: http://voki.com/create.php Overview: In this learning activity, students will create a Voki as a creative, easy-to-use tool that will help motivate students, improve lesson comprehension, and student participation.  Students will use a Voki to define key mathematical terms ( factors, sum, terms, product, quotient, coefficients) needed to identify parts of an expression.This alignment is a result of the ALEX Resource Development Summit.
Associated Standards and Objectives
Content Standard(s):
 Mathematics MA2015 (2016) Grade: 6 13 ) Write, read, and evaluate expressions in which letters stand for numbers. [6-EE2] a. Write expressions that record operations with numbers and with letters standing for numbers. [6-EE2a] Example: Express the calculation, "Subtract y from 5," as 5 - y. b. Identify parts of an expression using mathematical terms (sum, term, product, factor, quotient, coefficient); view one or more parts of an expression as a single entity. [6-EE2b] Example: Describe the expression 2(8 + 7) as a product of two factors; view (8 + 7) as both a single entity and a sum of two terms. c. Evaluate expressions at specific values of their variables. Include expressions that arise from formulas used in real-world problems. Perform arithmetic operations, including those involving whole-number exponents, in the conventional order when there are no parentheses to specify a particular order (Order of Operations). [6-EE2c] Example: Use the formulas V = s3 and A = 6s2 to find the volume and surface area of a cube with sides of length s = 1/2. NAEP Framework NAEP Statement: 4A3a: Use letters and symbols to represent an unknown quantity in a simple mathematical expression.NAEP Statement: 4A3b: Express simple mathematical relationships using number sentences.
Learning Objectives:

Students will be able to create a Voki to read math terminology related to algebraic expressions (sum, term, product, factor, quotient, or coefficient) to translate the meanings of the expression and the parts of the expression.

Students will be able to create, write, read, and evaluate expressions through collaboration.

Strategies, Preparations and Variations