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- 6.EE.A.1Write and evaluate numerical expressions involving whole-number exponents.
- 6.EE.A.2Write, read, and evaluate expressions in which letters stand for numbers.
- 6.EE.A.3Apply the properties of operations to generate equivalent expressions. For example, apply the distributive property to the expression 3(2 + x) to produce the equivalent expression 6 + 3x; apply the distributive property to the expression 24x + 18y to produce the equivalent expression 6 (4x + 3y); apply properties of operations to y + y + y to produce the equivalent expression 3y.
- 6.EE.A.4Identify when two expressions are equivalent (i.e., when the two expressions name the same number regardless of which value is substituted into them). For example, the expressions y + y + y and 3y are equivalent because they name the same number regardless of which number y stands for.

Orders of Operations - Stations

6th Grade Math

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Expressions

Big Idea: Students love working in stations to solve numerical expressions!

Perimeter, Area, and Combining Like Terms

6th Grade Math

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Expressions, Equations, & Inequalities

Big Idea:What are similarities and differences between these figures? What expressions represent the perimeter and area of each figure? Students combine like terms and create expressions to represent the perimeter and area of figures created with algebra tiles.

Review 6.EE.1, 6.EE.2, 6.EE.3, and 6.EE.4

6th Grade Math

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Expressions

Big Idea:Practicing math problems promotes great study habits.

Distributive Property and Number Tricks

6th Grade Math

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Expressions, Equations, & Inequalities

Big Idea:What is the distributive property? Is 4(x +3) equivalent to 4x +12? How do you know? Students work to demonstrate the distributive property using algebra tiles and algebraic expressions.

What is Algebra?

6th Grade Math

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Expressions

Big Idea:What do 6th grade students really need to know about Algebra?

Exploring the Distributive Property

6th Grade Math

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Expressions

Big Idea:Area models and expressions will help build a solid foundation of how the distributive property works.

Unit Test

6th Grade Math

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Expressions, Equations, & Inequalities

Big Idea:What have students learned during this unit? What gaps do students have in their understanding? Students take the Unit 6 test.

Review Stations

6th Grade Math

» Unit:

Expressions, Equations, & Inequalities

Big Idea:How can you use expressions, equations, and inequalities to represent different situations? Students review for the Unit 6 test by completing stations.

Introduction to Solving Equations

6th Grade Math

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Expressions, Equations, & Inequalities

Big Idea:What is going on in the equation 3x + 2 = 17? What does x equal? Students work with the concept of equality and balance to solve one and two-step algebraic equations.

Are We Alike?

6th Grade Math

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Expressions

Big Idea:Combining like terms and simplifying expressions is the precursor to solving equations

Applying the Properties

6th Grade Math

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Expressions

Big Idea:Properties of operations allow mathematicians to rewrite expressions with equivalent expressions and recognize multiple representations of an expression.

Area and the Distributive Property

6th Grade Math

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Expressions, Equations, & Inequalities

Big Idea:The area of a rectangle is x^2 + 10x. How can you represent this area as a product? Students apply their knowledge of area and the distributive property to expand and factor algebraic expressions.

Exploring Exponents

6th Grade Math

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Expressions

Big Idea:Learning about exponents helps students think about and understand expressions.

Learning About the Orders of Operations

6th Grade Math

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Expressions

Big Idea:8 ÷ 4 x 2 is the answer 4 or 1? Students find out!

Working with Expressions and Equations Part 3

6th Grade Math

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Expressions, Equations, & Inequalities

Big Idea:Ben’s mom gives him the option of grooming 3 horses or mowing 2 fields. Which job should Ben choose? Why? Students use their knowledge of algebraic expressions and equations to write expressions and equations.

6.EE.A.1

Write and evaluate numerical expressions involving whole-number exponents.

6.EE.A.2

Write, read, and evaluate expressions in which letters stand for numbers.

6.EE.A.3

Apply the properties of operations to generate equivalent expressions. For example, apply the distributive property to the expression 3(2 + x) to produce the equivalent expression 6 + 3x; apply the distributive property to the expression 24x + 18y to produce the equivalent expression 6 (4x + 3y); apply properties of operations to y + y + y to produce the equivalent expression 3y.

6.EE.A.4

Identify when two expressions are equivalent (i.e., when the two expressions name the same number regardless of which value is substituted into them). For example, the expressions y + y + y and 3y are equivalent because they name the same number regardless of which number y stands for.