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Writing Expressions
Learning Objectives:
 Use function machines to write algebraic expressions
 Solve word problems

Starter
Think of a number
Add 5 to it
Take away 4
Subtract your original number
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Function Machines
5

Add 3

8
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3 less

 
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Add 4

 
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Draw a function machine to write algebraic expressions for the following:

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20
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 Extension: Use a combination of the operations above to write an algebraic expression:


Can you use two function machines? For example  would be:
   
 

 
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Word Problem 4 minutes

This large rectangle has been split into two smaller rectangles. 
   

a) Write an expression for the width of the large rectangle
b) Write an expression for the area of the large rectangle (Hint: use your 
answer from part a)
c) Write an expression for the areas of the smaller rectangles. If you add them 
together, what should you get?
 Answers:
a)  b)  c) 
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Plenary

Think of a number
Add 5 to it
Take away 4
Subtract your original number

How is the answer always 1?