Predict: What responses to this prompt would you expect from my Algebra 1 students? (Prior to this problem my kids had mostly worked with integer arithmetic, solving linear equations in one-variable and graphing scenarios and equations.)

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Study: What do you notice in this (small) class set of responses? Note anything that surprises you.

Kid 1:

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Kid 2

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Kid 3

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Kid 4

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Kid 5

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Kid 6

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Kid 7

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Kid 8

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Kid 9

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Wrap Up

How did your predictions hold up? What surprised you the most? What’s something you wish you knew more about?