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# Writing Equations Using Symbols - 8.4 - Lesson 1

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## Student Outcomes

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.

## IXL - Geometry - A.5 Write variable expressions and equations

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

## Printable Blank Student Copy of Lesson 1

Module 4 - Lesson 1

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## Instructions for Lesson 1

Module 4 - Lesson 1 Instructions

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