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  • Marion Mulgrew

    July 14, 2022 at 1:29 pm

    I think I will let kids do these without working out the algebraic representation for a few. Then put up one and NOT give a target number. I will ask, “How else could you represent this?” and see what they come up with. I will hope it builds to using a variable and constant. Maybe even get multiple representations that have a variable and yet are correct so we can decide which is more efficient (combing like terms).

    Then move to what to do if we have a total.