# Variables and Expressions with Dr. Seuss

This is one of my favorite lessons to teach because it is truly a pivotal point in my students’ math careers. Without a clear understanding of Variables, students will not be able to move forward and succeed in math. In order to teach this lesson on Variables and Expressions, you will need a couple of things.

First, you will either need a copy of the Dr. Seuss book Green Eggs and Ham or a video of it. Second, you will need to read through the lesson created by Catherine DeFrancisco. Third, you will need to give your students a copy of the menu or post it somewhere. Lastly, you will need a PowerPoint to walk your student’s through the lesson.

Below are all of the resources you will need for this lesson!

## Introduction to Variables and Expressions

Start this lesson by reading the book Green Eggs and Ham to your students or playing the video below.

https://youtu.be/12x_vUd1nYo

## Work Through the Lesson

Here is a link to Catherine DeFrancisco’s walk-through of the lesson.

## Timing

I typically use 2 days to teach this lesson. On the first day, I will introduce them to variables through discovery. On the second day we will walk through some more of the advanced combinations of the menu.

## Variables and Expressions Worksheet and Resources – PDFs

1-2 Assignment Teacher Edition – (Members Only)

1-2 Bell Work Teacher Edition – (Members Only)

1-2 Exit Quiz Teacher Edition – (Members Only)

1-2 Guided Notes Teacher Edition – (Members Only)

1-2 Lesson Plan – Variables and Expressions – (Members Only)

1-2 Online Activities – (Members Only)

1-2 Slide Show – Variables and Expressions – (Members Only)

## Variables and Expressions Word Docs & PowerPoints

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1-2 Assignment Student Edition – (Members Only)

1-2 Assignment Teacher Edition – (Members Only)

1-2 Bell Work Student Edition – (Members Only)

1-2 Bell Work Teacher Edition – (Members Only)

1-2 Exit Quiz Student Edition – (Members Only)

1-2 Exit Quiz Teacher Edition – (Members Only)

1-2 Guided Notes Student Edition – (Members Only)

1-2 Guided Notes Teacher Edition – (Members Only)

1-2 Lesson Plan – (Members Only)

1-2 Online Activities – (Members Only)

1-2 Slide Show – (Members Only)