 
Why is it important to learn the foreign language called mathematics?


3. Student Learning Map
 Topic:Algebraic Expressions and Open Sentences
 Subject(s):Math
 Days:3
 Grade(s):9, 10
Key Learning:
An algebraic expression is created when we translate verbal phrases into mathematical symbols.
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Extending Thinking Lesson:
1. What is the purpose of putting a letter in an algebraic expression?2. How does translating from English to Math make our life easier?3. If someone instructed you to "turn the jets on the carburetor," what would you do? Why are key words critical to understanding?4. How do you know when you've mastered taking something mechanical apart?5. What is the purpose of a job evaluation? How is that related to evaluating an expression?6. How is a sentence different than a phrase or an expression?7. How is a hotel vacancy similar to an open sentence?8. 1. What formulas do we use in real life?9. Why are formulas important?