This week we will begin by using our knowledge of the distributive property to help in the simplifying process. This can be found starting on page 388 in volume 2. We will then begin rewriting expressions in simplest form by combining like terms. It helps to build fluency with writing equivalent expressions. We will focus on using the properties of operations to write equivalent expressions. We will then move on to adding linear expressions, which we will apply our background knowledge of operations with rational numbers, combining like terms, and the distributive property to do so. This can be found starting on page 396 in volume 2.
I have been teaching 7th grade Mathematics for 10 years. I have worked at two IB MYP schools, one in Houston, Texas, and at West End Middle for 8 years. Please feel free to email me if you have any questions, comments or concerns.