6.EE.A.2b & 6.EE.A.2c Write, read, and evaluate expressions in which letters stand for numbers

Posted: January 13, 2015 in Advance, Periods 1&2, Periods 3&4

Write expressions that record operations with numbers and with letters standing for numbers; Identify parts of an expression using mathematical terms, view one or more parts of an expression as a single entity; Evaluate expressions at specific values of their variables, include expressions that arise from formulas used in real-world problems, perform arithmetic operations, including those involving whole- number exponents, in the conventional order when there are no parentheses to specify a particular order (Order of Operations). Created byAlice Lombardo

Lesson Videos:

Use alternative notation for multiplication and division in algebraic…

In this lesson you will learn how to show multiplication (and division) in an algebraic expression by using alternative notation.

Read and write algebraic expressions using parentheses

In this lesson you will learn how to write and read algebraic expressions by using parenthesis.

Evaluate one-step algebraic expressions by substitution

In this lesson you will learn how to evaluate a one-step algebraic expression by substituting a given number for the variable.

Evaluate multiple step algebraic expressions by substitution

In this lesson you will learn how to evaluate a multiple step algebraic expression by substituting numbers for variables.

Evaluate algebraic expressions with exponents

In this lesson you will learn how to evaluate algebraic expressions by using exponents.

Write and evaluate algebraic expressions using formulas

In this lesson you will learn how to use formulas to write and evaluate algebraic expressions by substituting a given number for the variable.

Isolation Drills:

Identifying parts of expressions

Writing expressions

Writing expressions 2

Evaluating expressions in 2 variablesEvaluating expressions in one variable

Evaluating expressions with variables word problems

Order of operations

Interactive Practice:

  1. Algebra: Order of Operations – A quiz from Quia
  2. Balancing Equations – Spy Guys Interactive Lesson 11
  3. Calculations Using Order of Operations – AAA Math lesson and practice problems
  4. Division and Order of Operations – Matching game
  5. Exploring Order of Operations – Click on the operations in correct order
  6. Flintstone Example – Four characters try to solve a problem, four more examples at the bottom of the page.
  7. Interactive Algebra Tiles – Use this to model an equation or to solve an equation
  8. Is That A Fact? – Select the appropriate operation for solving a problem
  9. Late Delivery – Find the value of expression written on each door to deliver the mail
  10. Learning Activity: Order of Operations – Interactive lesson
  11. Math Quiz Game: Jeopardy style – Jeopardy style PowerPoint review game
  12. Order of Operations – Math Goodies from Ms. Glosser
  13. Order of Operations – Try a workout of 10 problems. If you get at least 8 correct on your first attempt, then you’re ready to move on. If not, review “In Depth” and try again.
  14. Order of Operations – A matching grid pattern game [from the Wayback Machine Internet Archive.]
  15. Order of Operations and Evaluating Expressions – Practice from Regents Prep
  16. Order of Operations Game – Drag the numbers and the operation signs on the wood board to complete the equality
  17. Order of Operations Game – Game from MathFrog
  18. Order of operations game – Game from Funbrain.com
  19. Order of Operations Pretest – Ten multiple choice questions
  20. Order of Operations Tutorial – Introduction, explanation, examples and a workout of sample problems
  21. Order of Operations Tutorial – Work through several examples
  22. Order of Operations with Exponents – Math Goodies from Ms. Glosser
  23. Order of Operations Worksheet – Ten problems, answers available
  24. Order of Operations: What to Do First – A 25 slide PowerPoint show
  25. Practice problems in solving an equation with variables on both sides – Ten practice problems, answers are checked
  26. Practice with Order of Operations – Twelve practice problems [answers available]
  27. Represent Functions – Seven slide PowerPoint show illustrating various representations; using models, tables, graphs, and equations effective use of animation
  28. Solving an Equation – Practice at manipulating expressions and finding the value of variables
  29. Teacher Dodgeball – Re-arrange the numbers and operational signs to form a correct equation in the time given. If you are correct, you will hit the teacher with the dodgeball and move on to a more challenging round. Defeat all five teachers and earn your dodgeball champion certificate.
  30. Using Graphs, Equations, and Tables to Investigate the Elimination of Medicine from the Body: Modeling the Situation – Lesson plan from NCTM
  31. Weigh the Wangdoodles – Your job is to find the weight of each Wangdoodle using the information provided by the scales. To be successful, you will have to make sure that the weight you assign to each Wangdoodle works on each scale. This activity is a fun but challenging introduction to multiple algebraic equations.
  32. Writing Equations – Sentences to translate into equations


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