Lesson Plan : Variables and Expressions Vocabulary

Teacher Name:
  Ms. Christina Escobar
Grade:
 Grade 7-8
Subject:
 Math

Topic:
 Variables and Expression
Content:
 Mathematics (Algebra 1) The key vocabulary words for this lesson are: variables, algebraic expression, factors, product, power, base, exponent, and evaluate.
Goals:
 At the end of this lesson the students will be able to identify the key vocabulary words as well as write algebraic expressions.
Objectives:
 The objectives for this lesson will be for the students to be able to write algebraic expressions.
Materials:
  The materials needed for this lesson are the Algebra 1 textbook, writing paper, pencil with eraser, pyramid model, pitcher, and rectangular block.
Introduction:
 The teacher will open the lesson with the pyramid model, pitcher, rectangular block on the desk and ask students how would you describe the volume of the three objects.
Development:
 The teacher will start with the vocabulary and their definitions. The teacher will then proceed to show examples of each vocabulary term.
Practice:
 The students will partner up and do the check your understanding on page 8 as well as discuss the relevance of the vocabulary words to their own lives.
Accommodations:
 The students who are exhibiting difficulties will have a ten minute mini lesson given by the paraprofessional.
Checking For Understanding:
 The teacher will administer a quiz.
Closure:
 The teacher will ask the students to come up with examples where algebraic expressions will be used.
Evaluation:
 The teacher will administer a quiz which will contain vocabulary terms and definitions for matching as well as having to create their own algebraic expressions.

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