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LESSON OBJECTIVE

In this subunit you will learn about variables and algebraic expressions, including how to simplify and evaluate algebraic expressions, Additionally, will learn about some KEYWORDS that make it easier to translate verbal expressions into algebraic expressions. All of this is designed to help prepare to use equations and inequalities to model and solve real world problems.

REQUIRED LESSON ACTIVITY

The only activity required for Diploma Credit is the completion of the Cumulative Evaluation with a score of at least 70%. It is up to you to decide which of the Optional Activities listed below you need to complete to prepare for the Education. However, it is STRONGLY RECOMMENDED that you at least complete the Cumulative Practice Evaluation.

OPTIONAL LESSON ACTIVITIES

TEXT: Academic Systems Algebra -

o READING: Pages 127 – 135

Supplementary Handout: Translating Words into Algebra

o PRACTICE PROBLEMS: 1 -

1 – 30 on page 3 of the Supplementary Handout

o ONLINE LEARNING ACTIVITIES: Many students find the PLATO (or BuzMath, where available) online activities to be a good place to get started on a given lesson, since …

▫ The PLATO Tutorials (or BuzMath Discussions/Demonstrations [where available]) generally present a good introduction to the critical concepts and skills.

▫ The PLATO Applications (or BuzMath Guided Practices & Independent Practices [where available]) provide a fair amount of reinforcement and practice.

▫ And the BuzMath Self Checks [where available] are a good measure of how well you have learned the material and what things you still need to work on, if any.

▫ You are STRONGLY ENCOURAGED to take advantage of these online resources; however, they are not required. The main thing is that you be able to demonstrate that you have learned the required concepts and skills by passing a written Cumulative Evaluation with at least 70%.

o READ: Pages 127 -

PRACTICE PROBLEMS: 1 – 11 odd on page 137 and 1 – 27 odd on page 138.o LESSON REVIEW: Complete the A2 Practice Cumulative Evaluation(s)

Comparison Symbols

Greatest Common

Factor (GCF)

Factor (GCF)

Sets

Prime Numbers

Subunit B1: Lesson 2.1 (Algebraic Expressions) & 2.3a (Problem Solving 1) -

Inactive buttons beneath: These online lessons are currently under development.