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**Student Outcomes**

1. Students write mathematical statements using symbols to represent numbers.

2. Students know that written statements can be written as more than one correct mathematical sentence.

**Lesson Questions / Review**

- We know how to write mathematical statements using symbolic language.

- Written mathematical statements can be represented as more than one correct symbolic statement.

- We must always begin writing a symbolic statement by defining our symbols (variables).

- Complicated statements should be broken into parts or attempted with simple numbers to make the representation in symbolic notation easier.

**Lesson Summary**

- Begin all word problems by defining your variables. State clearly what you want each symbol to represent.
- Written mathematical statements can be represented as more than one correct symbolic statement.
- Break complicated problems into smaller parts or try working them with simpler numbers.

The following IXL target is perfect practice for Module 4's Lesson 1 & 2.

http://www.ixl.com/math/geometry/write-variable-expressions-and-equations

Module 4 - Lesson 1

Module 4 - Lesson 1 Instructions