## Ms. Brianne

### Target 1​

###### Lesson Type:

Continuation

Algebra

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Variable

Solve addition and subtraction problems where a symbol is used to represent an unknown quantity.

###### 1:

Informal introduction to variables.

###### 2:

Explain that symbols can be anything: a question mark, a blank space, a color, a shape. The symbol is just an indication of what needs to be solved.

###### 3:

Look closely at the problem to determine what needs to be solved, it is not always after the =.

2nd

###### Vocabulary:

Activities:

• Students were given addition or subtraction equations with two picture variables.
• Students used the numbers in the equations to figure out the value of one variable. Then they used that value to help them solve for the other variable.

## Absent Students:

### Target 2

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3rd

###### Vocabulary:

Volume

Activities:

Students filled 3D shapes with blocks and counted them to find the figure's volume.

• Students used blocks to copy figures and counted the number of blocks to find the volume.
• Students created different arrangements of blocks with the same number of blocks to help them understand that figures can look different, but have the same volume.

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