Evaluating Algebraic Expressions Activities

Instructor: Kerry Gray

Kerry has been a teacher and an administrator for more than twenty years. She has a Master of Education degree.

Algebraic expressions are number sentences that combine numbers, variables, and operations. The activities in this asset provide practice fir evaluating algebraic expressions.

Evaluating Algebraic Expressions

As students in middle school and high school learn to evaluate algebraic expressions, they will need opportunities to practice this skill with peer support so they can communicate their thinking. The activities in this asset offer students the chance to engage in games, sorts, and written work that exercises this skill.

Expressions Sort

Students will sort algebraic expressions based on evaluations.

Materials:

  • Index cards--5 blank and 20 prepared with algebraic expressions that equal 12, 15, or 20 per group

Procedure:

  • Divide students into small groups. Provide each group with a set of index cards.
  • Have students evaluate the expressions on their index cards and sort them into piles based on their answers.
  • Have students examine each category to look for patterns.
  • Have students generate additional algebraic expressions to write on the blank index cards that belong in each stack.
    • Challenge: Have students create their own algebraic expression sorts to switch with other groups.

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