8th-grade Algebra students have been learning about “FUNCTIONS”.  Students experimented with different input values to see how the output was affected, made a table to organize their points, graphed them, then determined the correct equation/function rule. Students were learning how functions are “relationships” between exactly one input/ (independent variable) and its output (dependent variable) and that there are several different visual ways to represent them.
7th-grade grade math students are beginning to learn some foundational concepts of algebra such as generating equivalent expressions.  A recent lesson focused on “like terms”, where students had to find the other person in the room with their same “like term” and then simplify those values. The students have been writing & evaluating expressions, adding & subtracting expressions, and using the distributive property to simplify expressions through a variety of real-world scenarios and tasks.