# The Building Blocks Of Algebra Unit Analysis

Represent and analyze quantitative relationships between dependent and independent variables, identify and choose appropriate processes to compute fluently with multi-digit numbers, write and evaluate numerical expressions involving whole-number exponents., interpret and solve one-variable equations and inequalities. (National Governors Association Center for Best Practices & Council of Chief State School Officers, 2010).

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13-14) by exploring the relationships between variables and the operations. For example, the students will need to see the pattern of order when they are working through the distributive problems. The pattern is that the number outside the parentheses always has to be multiplied by each number inside the parentheses before any operation is completed. As the students complete the Distributive Property activity by shaking hands they will be able to ‘do’ mathematics rather than simply memorization what the teacher is saying (Van de Walle et al., 2013, p.