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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 Power Point to walk your student’s through the lesson.

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**Sam’s Diner Power Point**

**Introduction to Variables and Expressions**

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

**Post the Menu Somewhere**

**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. The first day I will introduce them to variables through discovery. The second day we will walk through some more of the advanced combinations of the menu.

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