TLF ID M021061
This sequence of two lessons gives students opportunities to explore and share strategies for solving algebraic problems. The lessons focus on open-ended problem solving and developing multiple approaches to solving problems algebraically such as using like terms and substitution. Students work individually and in small groups on activities including composite area problems, solving for a missing term, and 'magic letter' puzzles. Each lesson is outlined in detail including curriculum links, vocabulary, materials needed, sample answers, discussion points and student handouts and puzzle cards. This sequence is part of the reSolve: Maths by Inquiry program.