CMP unit "Variables and Patterns" has some fun experiments to introduce the idea of a variable. Also includes determining patterns from graphs. ExploreLearning.com has a great collection of Gizmos, including one on translating equations into English sentences and vice versa. The site requires a membership, but you can use any Gizmo for five minutes free. The Gizmos include an Exploration Guide that gives step-by-step instructions for students to follow.

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## ACOS Objective 5

Translate verbal phrases into algebraic expressions and algebraic expressions into verbal phrases.ARMT Possible Points = 4 (MC)

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CMP unit "Variables and Patterns" has some fun experiments to introduce the idea of a variable. Also includes determining patterns from graphs.

ExploreLearning.com has a great collection of Gizmos, including one on translating equations into English sentences and vice versa. The site requires a membership, but you can use any Gizmo for five minutes free. The Gizmos include an Exploration Guide that gives step-by-step instructions for students to follow.