By Mary Cavanagh, Carol Findell, Carole Greenes

The nationwide Council of academics of arithmetic identifies algebra as one of many 5 significant math content material components to be studied in ALL grades. This Algebra Readiness sequence makes assembly this mandate effortless and enjoyable, even within the more youthful grades. each one ebook gains dozens of reproducibles that supply scholars perform in numerous problem-solving innovations and algebraic suggestions. scholars learn how to determine variables, clear up for the values of unknowns, establish and proceed styles, use logical reasoning, and much more. comprises 10 full-color transparencies with problem-solving steps and notice difficulties, excellent for whole-class studying. to be used with Grade 2.

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Faces that are the same stand for the same numbers. Use the clues. Algebra Readiness Made Easy: Gr. 2 © 2008 by Greenes, Findell & Cavanagh, Scholastic Teaching Resources CLUES: A. – = 2 B. + + = 30 1. = _____ 2. = _____ 3. + + = _____ 4. + – = _____ 5. + + – = _____ 63 ALGE B 2 SS NE READ I RA Snack Bags Overview Clues are given in the form of two bags, each showing the total cost of different types of snacks. Children solve for the cost of each snack. Algebra Solve for the values of two unknowns • Replace unknowns with their values Problem-Solving Strategies Reason deductively • Test values Related Math Skills Add • Subtract • Find half of a number Math Language ¢ (cents symbol) • Cost • Cost the same Introducing the Problem Set Make photocopies of “Solve the Problem: Snack Bags” (page 66) and distribute to children.

Granny Knot • How do you think Granny Knot got the answer of 10? ) • How do you think that Señorita Rita got the answer of 7? ) 54 I know the right answer is 10. The answer has to be 7. I’m never wrong. I say the answer is 4. Señorita Rita 56 Whose nose knows? Algebra Readiness Made Easy: Grade 2 © Greenes, Findell & Cavanagh, Scholastic Teaching Resources Ms. Yogi Algebra Readiness Made Easy: Gr. 2 © 2008 by Greenes, Findell & Cavanagh, Scholastic Teaching Resources + Name _____________________________________________ Date __________________ FACE VALUE SOLVE THE PROBLEM What are the numbers?

Encourage children to work in pairs to solve the problem. Then bring the class together for another whole-class discussion. Ask: each shirt. Algebra Readiness Made Easy: Gr. 2 © 2008 by Greenes, Findell & Cavanagh, Scholastic Teaching Resources • How can you figure out the number of dots in all on 3 shirts? (Count by 3s: 3, 6, 9. There are 9 dots. ) ____ shirts ____ dots in all 1. Ima Thinker ____ shirts ____ dots in all 2. ____ shirts ____ dots in all 3. ____ shirts 18 dots in all 4. 33 Name _____________________________________________ Date __________________ POLKA DOTS MAKE THE CASE • Who has the right answer?