6.EE.B.6

Use variables to represent numbers and write expressions when solving a real-world or mathematical problem; understand that a variable can represent an unknown number, or, depending on the purpose at hand, any number in a specified set.

 
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Perimeter, Area, and Combining Like Terms

6th Grade Math » Unit: Expressions, Equations, & Inequalities
6th Grade Math » Unit: Expressions, Equations, & Inequalities
Andrea Palmer
Somerville, MA
Environment: Urban
 
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.

 
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Reasoning About Inequality Solution Sets

6th Grade Math » Unit: Inequalities
6th Grade Math » Unit: Inequalities
Carla Seeger
New Haven, CT
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

An inequality is an algebraic statement that a quantity is greater than, less than, or equal to another quantity. A solution to an inequality is any value that makes the inequality true.

 
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Writing Equations from Tables - Stations

6th Grade Math » Unit: Equations
6th Grade Math » Unit: Equations
Michelle Schade
Plainfield, IL
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Using stations allows time to practice skills in small groups.

 
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Review Day for Equations and Inequalities

6th Grade Math » Unit: Equations
6th Grade Math » Unit: Equations
Michelle Schade
Plainfield, IL
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Practicing for tests helps build good study habits.

 
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Modeling Inequalities on Number Lines

6th Grade Math » Unit: Inequalities
6th Grade Math » Unit: Inequalities
Carla Seeger
New Haven, CT
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Inequalities can be graphed on a number line to represent all possible numbers in the solution set.

 
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Writing Simple Inequalities

6th Grade Math » Unit: Inequalities
6th Grade Math » Unit: Inequalities
Carla Seeger
New Haven, CT
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Real-word contexts can be represented by algebraic inequalities when there is a comparison of two unequal quantities, or when there are a range of possible solutions.

 
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One-Step Inequalities and the Real World

6th Grade Math » Unit: Inequalities
6th Grade Math » Unit: Inequalities
Carla Seeger
New Haven, CT
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Inequalities can be written to express verbal descriptions.

 
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Unit Test

6th Grade Math » Unit: Expressions, Equations, & Inequalities
6th Grade Math » Unit: Expressions, Equations, & Inequalities
Andrea Palmer
Somerville, MA
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

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

 
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Writing and Evaluating Expressions

6th Grade Math » Unit: Expressions
6th Grade Math » Unit: Expressions
Carla Seeger
New Haven, CT
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

The value of an algebraic expression can be found by replacing the variables with a known value and following the order of operations

 
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Review Stations

6th Grade Math » Unit: Expressions, Equations, & Inequalities
6th Grade Math » Unit: Expressions, Equations, & Inequalities
Andrea Palmer
Somerville, MA
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

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

 
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Show What You Know about Expressions, Equations, & Inequalities

6th Grade Math » Unit: Expressions, Equations, & Inequalities
6th Grade Math » Unit: Expressions, Equations, & Inequalities
Andrea Palmer
Somerville, MA
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

What are the similarities and differences between expressions, equations, and inequalities? What do students understand? What gaps do they have in their understanding? Students review and take the quiz.

 
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Unit Closure

6th Grade Math » Unit: Expressions, Equations, & Inequalities
6th Grade Math » Unit: Expressions, Equations, & Inequalities
Andrea Palmer
Somerville, MA
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

What is going on in the problem? What are you trying to figure out? How can you use variables to represent what is going on? Students apply the skills they have learned throughout Unit 6 to complex tasks.

 
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Number Tricks

6th Grade Math » Unit: Expressions, Equations, & Inequalities
6th Grade Math » Unit: Expressions, Equations, & Inequalities
Andrea Palmer
Somerville, MA
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Why do these number tricks work? How do these tricks connect to inverse operations? Students work with algebra tiles to understand how and why these number tricks work.

 
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Final Assessment Day

6th Grade Math » Unit: Equations
6th Grade Math » Unit: Equations
Michelle Schade
Plainfield, IL
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Showing what they know about equations and inequalities!

 
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Keeping it in Balance: One Step Equations

6th Grade Math » Unit: One-Step Equations & Inequalities
6th Grade Math » Unit: One-Step Equations & Inequalities
Michelle Braggs
Jonesboro, GA
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

A Balancing Act: Using the properties of equality to solve for a variable in a one-step algebraic equation

 
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