In this lesson, students are introduced to the concept of identifying parts of an expression for `6`th grade. You can expect this lesson to take one `45`-minute class period.
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Students will be able to identify parts of an expression.
Which one does not belong is a great way for a teacher to determine students' current understanding of expressions. Display slide `1` for students and ask them to note down their answers and the reasons for their answers. Encourage students to write as many answers as they can think of.
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Students turn to their partner and share their answers and their reasoning. I typically called on students and asked them what their partner said that was different from what they had written down. This will lead to a discussion about what each one represents. Here are some responses you may hear from students:
Acknowledge all students' responses and write them on the board for all students to see.
Once the discussion wraps up, share with students that they are all alike and different. They are all different parts of an expression. Next, share the following slide to introduce the vocabulary of constant, coefficient, term, and variable.
Explain to students what each means:
Students love an anchor chart because it allows them to use their resources. The slideshow contains additional examples for identifying parts of an expression using the anchor chart. This gives students a chance to use their anchor chart as a helpful reminder that they can use now and later over multiple lessons. Work with students on the next two slides to practice identifying the parts of an expression.
For this game, give each student the Parts of an Expression sign. They’ll cut out the boxes into cards. With each slide, students will hold up the card that represents the part of the expression that is being highlighted. After each problem, choose a student with the correct sign to share the answer. If there are a lot of the same wrong answer, explain the difference between the right and wrong answer.
After you’ve completed the examples with the whole class, it’s time for some independent practice! ByteLearn gives you access to tons of identifying parts of expression activities. Check out their online practice and assign to your students for classwork and/or homework!
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