Vocabulary: term, like terms, coefficient, constant, commutative, associative, and distributive properties
You will be able to say "I know"
1. How to use the commutative, associative, and distributive properties to simplify algebraic expressions.
2. How to apply simplifying expressions to perimeter problems.
3. How to write algebraic expressions and equations from words
In stations you will watch videos and work examples at the following sites:
Simplifying Algebraic Expressions
Simplifying Algebraic Expressions #2
Simplifying Expressions 1
Simplifying Example 2
Simplifying Example 3
Simplifying Example 4
Writing Algebraic Equations
Translate from words to algebra "5 less than twice a number"
Discussion: Consider -(a + b - c + d)
What is the effect of distributing the -1?
Application: The length of a rectangle is 4 units less than the width, w. Write an expression for the length of the rectangle.