Variables and Expressions with Dr. Seuss

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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 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

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

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

Variables and Expressions Word Docs & PowerPoints

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

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

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

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

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1-2 Lesson Plan – (Members Only)

1-2 Online Activities – (Members Only)

1-2 Slide Show – (Members Only)