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Box Office Math 
In this module, students explore algebraic expressions to model different quantities. They look at expressions that involve addition, subtraction, and multiplication. Then they look at real world data from the Star Wars movies since the Disney acquisition of the franchise. Students analyze whether the purchase of the Star Wars franchise has been profitable for Disney. For this lesson make sure that students are familiar with the definitions of variables, unknowns, and constants. Review definitions are provided. Students will learn about modeling and evaluating algebraic expressions. In particular students will look at an expression of the form $pxC$, where p is the price and C is the cost of putting on an event (concert, movie). Students then look at a realworld application of the Disney purchase of the Star Wars franchise. Students analyze box office data and arrive at an algebraic expression using this data set. This lesson addresses Common Core standards from grades 6 and 7. This lesson can be assigned to individual students or teams of students. The lesson can be completed in about 20 to 25 minutes.


DefinitionAlgebra Tiles 
The definition of the term "Algebra Tiles." Note: The download is a JPG file. Related ResourcesTo see the complete collection of glossary terms in the Visual Glossary, click on this link: https://media4math.com/VisualGlossary 
Algebra TilesExpressions and Equations  
Interactive Math GameDragNDrop MathEvaluating Quadratic Functions 
In this draganddrop game, match f(x) with f(a) for a given value of a. This game generates thousands of different equation combinations, offering an ideal opportunity for skill review in a game format. Note: The download is the Teacher's Guide. 
Quadratic Equations and Functions  
Interactive Math GameDragNDrop MathThe Language of MathNumerical ExpressionsAddition 
In this draganddrop game, a verbal expression to a numerical expression with addition. This game generates thousands of different equation combinations, offering an ideal opportunity for skill review in a game format. Note: The download is the Teacher's Guide. 
Numerical Expressions, Variable Expressions  
Interactive Math GameDragNDrop MathThe Language of MathNumerical ExpressionsDivision 
In this draganddrop game, match a verbal description of an addition expression with its numerical counterpart. 
Numerical Expressions, Variable Expressions  
Interactive Math GameDragNDrop MathThe Language of MathNumerical ExpressionsGrouping Symbols 
In this draganddrop game, a verbal expression to a numerical expression with grouping symbols. This game generates thousands of different equation combinations, offering an ideal opportunity for skill review in a game format. Note: The download is the Teacher's Guide. 
Numerical Expressions, Variable Expressions  
Interactive Math GameDragNDrop MathThe Language of MathNumerical ExpressionsMultiplication 
In this draganddrop game, match a verbal expression to a numerical expression with multiplication. This game generates thousands of different equation combinations, offering an ideal opportunity for skill review in a game format. Note: The download is the Teacher's Guide. 
Numerical Expressions, Variable Expressions  
Interactive Math GameDragNDrop MathThe Language of MathNumerical ExpressionsSubtraction 
In this draganddrop game, match a verbal description of a subtraction expression with its numerical counterpart. Note: The download is the Teacher's Guide. 
Numerical Expressions, Variable Expressions  
Interactive Math GameDragNDrop MathThe Language of MathVariable ExpressionsMultiplication and Addition 
In this draganddrop game, a verbal expression to a variable expression with multiplication and addition. This game generates thousands of different equation combinations, offering an ideal opportunity for skill review in a game format. Note: The download is the Teacher's Guide. 
Numerical Expressions, Variable Expressions  
Interactive Math GameDragNDrop MathThe Language of MathVariable ExpressionsMultiplication and Subtraction 
In this draganddrop game, a verbal expression to a variable expression with multiplication and subtraction. This game generates thousands of different equation combinations, offering an ideal opportunity for skill review in a game format. Note: The download is the Teacher's Guide. 
Numerical Expressions, Variable Expressions  
Interactive Math GameMemory Game: Algebra Tiles 

Algebra TilesExpressions and Equations  
Math Example: Language of MathNumerical ExpressionsAdditionExample 01 
In this example, convert a verbal expression into a numerical expression. Convert expressions that use the word "plus." Note: The download is a JPG file. Related ResourcesTo see the complete collection of Math Examples on this topic, click on this link: https://bit.ly/2zeYw0o 
Numerical Expressions  
Math Example: Language of MathNumerical ExpressionsAdditionExample 02 
In this example, convert a verbal expression into a numerical expression. Convert expressions that use the words "increased by." Note: The download is a JPG file. Related ResourcesTo see the complete collection of Math Examples on this topic, click on this link: https://bit.ly/2zeYw0o 
Numerical Expressions  
Math Example: Language of MathNumerical ExpressionsAdditionExample 03 
In this example, convert a verbal expression into a numerical expression. Convert expressions that use the words "added to." Note: The download is a JPG file. Related ResourcesTo see the complete collection of Math Examples on this topic, click on this link: https://bit.ly/2zeYw0o 
Numerical Expressions  
Math Example: Language of MathNumerical ExpressionsAdditionExample 04 
In this example, convert a verbal expression into a numerical expression. Convert expressions that use the words "in addition to." Note: The download is a JPG file. Related ResourcesTo see the complete collection of Math Examples on this topic, click on this link: https://bit.ly/2zeYw0o 
Numerical Expressions  
Math Example: Language of MathNumerical ExpressionsAdditionExample 05 
In this example, convert a verbal expression into a numerical expression. Convert expressions that use the words "more than." Note: The download is a JPG file. Related ResourcesTo see the complete collection of Math Examples on this topic, click on this link: https://bit.ly/2zeYw0o 
Numerical Expressions  
Math Example: Language of MathNumerical ExpressionsAdditionExample 06 
In this example, convert a verbal expression into a numerical expression. Convert expressions that use the word "plus." Note: The download is a JPG file. Related ResourcesTo see the complete collection of Math Examples on this topic, click on this link: https://bit.ly/2zeYw0o 
Numerical Expressions  
Math Example: Language of MathNumerical ExpressionsAdditionExample 07 
In this example, convert a verbal expression into a numerical expression. Convert expressions that use the words "increased by." Note: The download is a JPG file. Related ResourcesTo see the complete collection of Math Examples on this topic, click on this link: https://bit.ly/2zeYw0o 
Numerical Expressions  
Math Example: Language of MathNumerical ExpressionsAdditionExample 08 
In this example, convert a verbal expression into a numerical expression. Convert expressions that use the words "added to." Note: The download is a JPG file. Related ResourcesTo see the complete collection of Math Examples on this topic, click on this link: https://bit.ly/2zeYw0o 
Numerical Expressions  
Math Example: Language of MathNumerical ExpressionsAdditionExample 09 
In this example, convert a verbal expression into a numerical expression. Convert expressions that use the words "in addition to." Note: The download is a JPG file. Related ResourcesTo see the complete collection of Math Examples on this topic, click on this link: https://bit.ly/2zeYw0o 
Numerical Expressions  
Math Example: Language of MathNumerical ExpressionsAdditionExample 10 
In this example, convert a verbal expression into a numerical expression. Convert expressions that use the words "more than." Note: The download is a JPG file. Related ResourcesTo see the complete collection of Math Examples on this topic, click on this link: https://bit.ly/2zeYw0o 
Numerical Expressions  
Math Example: Language of MathNumerical ExpressionsAdditionExample 11 
In this example, convert a verbal expression into a numerical expression. Convert expressions that use the word "plus." Note: The download is a JPG file. Related ResourcesTo see the complete collection of Math Examples on this topic, click on this link: https://bit.ly/2zeYw0o 
Numerical Expressions  
Math Example: Language of MathNumerical ExpressionsAdditionExample 12 
In this example, convert a verbal expression into a numerical expression. Convert expressions that use the words "increased by." Note: The download is a JPG file. Related ResourcesTo see the complete collection of Math Examples on this topic, click on this link: https://bit.ly/2zeYw0o 
Numerical Expressions  
Math Example: Language of MathNumerical ExpressionsAdditionExample 13 
In this example, convert a verbal expression into a numerical expression. Convert expressions that use the words "added to." Note: The download is a JPG file. Related ResourcesTo see the complete collection of Math Examples on this topic, click on this link: https://bit.ly/2zeYw0o 
Numerical Expressions  
Math Example: Language of MathNumerical ExpressionsAdditionExample 14 
In this example, convert a verbal expression into a numerical expression. Convert expressions that use the words "in addition to." Note: The download is a JPG file. Related ResourcesTo see the complete collection of Math Examples on this topic, click on this link: https://bit.ly/2zeYw0o 
Numerical Expressions 