Instructional Activity# Seagulls and Sharks Again

Lesson 13. Unit 5. Grade 7 Open Up Resources

Open Up Resources10 min(s)

This Instructional Activity is a part of the Lesson 13, Unit 5, Grade 7. The purpose of this activity is for students to interpret an expression in terms of the position it represents on a number line and to interpret the meaning of an associated equation. Expressions are equal when they represent the same position on a number line. This activity uses a familiar context that students have encountered before, so that they can more quickly engage with the meaning of the expressions. In this activity, students use the structure of the number line to reason about the relative values of expressions.