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. |

**Teacher Reflections:**
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