Algebraic Thinking
Strand
Patterns

Patterns
allow us to generalize relationships within a set of data



Variables
and Expressions

A
variable is a symbol used to represent a value.



An
expression is a mathematical phrase that uses numbers,
variables, and/or operations.



Equations
and Inequalities

An
equation is a sentence that has two equal mathematical
expressions.



An
inequality is any mathematical sentence that is
not an equation.



Functions

A
function is a relationship in which the value of
one variable depends on the value of another variable;
each first value may be paired with one and only one second
value.



Ratios,
Rates, and Proportions

A
ratio is a comparison of two of the same measurements.




A
rate is a comparison of two different measurements.


A
proportion is a comparison of two equivalent ratios.



Multiple
Representations

A
single mathematical concept can be represented in a variety
of forms such as symbols, words, graphs, tables, and equations
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Data
Analysis

The
collection and organization of information into a form
that is easily understood.



