Unit 6, Lesson 20# Combining Like Terms (Part 1)

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In this lesson, students have a chance to recall one way of understanding equivalent expressions, that is, the expressions have the same value for any number substituted for a variable. Find an expression that, when combined with another expression, yields an equivalent expression Apply properties of operations to generate an equivalent expression with fewer terms. Let's see how we can tell that expressions are equivalent. Learning targets: When possible, students can write an equivalent expression that has fewer terms.