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Name: September 3, 2014

Algebra Mrs. Segal



Unit 1: Numbers, Operations, and Properties
Order of Operations

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Expression
Please simplify the expression completely
(until youre left with just one number.)

All of your work should be shown in this
column
Your friend is just starting to learn Algebra
and shes getting a lot of problems wrong.
In this column youll find her answer to
each of the expressions you just
simplified.

What was her mistake?
What would you tell her to help her
understand the Order of Operations
better?
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What do you think the most common
incorrect answer is to this question?

The Order of Operations
Name: September 3, 2014
Algebra Mrs. Segal

Unit 1: Numbers, Operations, and Properties
Order of Operations

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Four Fours
Your challenge: Using four fours and any operators ( ) find a
way to write an expression that simplifies to each of the integers from 0 to .. Make sure to follow the correct order of
operations!
How can you write 0 with four fours?

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Name: September 3, 2014
Algebra Mrs. Segal

Unit 1: Numbers, Operations, and Properties
Order of Operations

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Homework tonight (posted on Haiku)
Amsco Page 43: 8 a b, 9 a b, 11

Name: September 4, 2014
Algebra Mrs. Segal

Unit 1: Numbers, Operations, and Properties
Operations on Real Numbers

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Answers to pages 4-5 (in order from least to greatest with one extra)
-84, -54, -36, -23, -22, -16, -12, -11, -7, -5, -1, 0, 2, 4, 4, 6, 15, 17
Adding and subtracting integers can be a surprisingly difficult subject to master. No doubt, youve learned lots of tricks in
the past, but if youre like most students, it can be pretty confusing to keep them all straight. Our motto this year is Nix
the Tricks, so rather than try to remember cute tricks, were going to try and use our understanding to help us perform
the operations effectively.
There are a few ways that we can model ( ) addition and
subtraction of real numbers ( )

Model -15 + 8 -3 - 19 -7 - -12
Number Line

Zero Pairs

Temperature

Money




Name: September 4, 2014
Algebra Mrs. Segal

Unit 1: Numbers, Operations, and Properties
Operations on Real Numbers

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Answers to pages 4-5 (in order from least to greatest with one extra)
-84, -54, -36, -23, -22, -16, -12, -11, -7, -5, -1, 0, 2, 4, 4, 6, 15, 17
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Homework tonight (due Friday 9/5): Page 59/12, Page 63/11, Page 67/3, Page 71/14