Think-Pair-Share to Practice Simplifying Expressions

Grade 7 / Math / Distribution
CCSS: Math.7.EE.A.1

Common Core State Standards




Grade 7


Expressions & Equations


Use properties of operations to generate equivalent expressions


Apply properties of operations as strategies to add, subtract, factor, and expand linear expressions with rational coefficients.

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Lesson Objective
Practice simplifying expressions using a think-pair-share strategy
5 min
Questions to Consider
Why is it important to allow time for students to attempt the problem independently (think)?
How does the discussion between student pairs allow students to revise their thinking?
Notice how the white boards allow for a quick assessment across the entire class (share).

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    Simplifying Expressions Lesson Plan

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  • Exit Slip - Simplifying Worksheet

    Exit Slip - Simplifying student worksheet

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  • Expressions - Kaplan Transcript

    Program transcript for Simplifying Expressions

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