Slides 85-90 don't seem to build upon the knowledge just discussed about combining like terms. They rely heavily on remembering the distributive property that hasn't been reviewed. There are not really any slides that practice combining like terms directly.
(I remember there is a discussion of like terms in the polynomial unit), but familiarity is needed before then for solving simple equations.
Also, I don't know where the distributive property is introduced (6th?) but it would be a helpful skill to review, just separately

Dear Mr. Capito,
Thank you for your comment. I could see how some students might need a reminder to use the distributive property when combining like terms. Therefore, another slide was added in the "Like Terms" section of the presentation, right before response questions #85-90 (slides you mentioned in your comment) start. A teacher's note tab was also included on this new slide referencing you to where additional practice/slides are located (6th grade Expressions unit), if needed.
Kind regards,
Audra

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Michael Capito •3 years, 6 months ago • login to replyAudra Crist •3 years, 6 months ago • login to reply