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Algebraic Expressions (Grade 6)


Videos and lessons to help Grade 6 students learn how to 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.

Common Core: 6.EE.6

Suggested Learning Targets

  • I can use variables to represent numbers.
  • I can write expressions to solve real-world problems.
  • I can recognize that a variable can represent an unknown number, or, depending on the scenario/situation, any number in a specific set.
  • I can relate variables to a context.
  • I can write expressions when solving a real-world or mathematical problem.

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Common Core for Grade 6

More Lessons for Grade 6

Translating words into symbols
Explains how to convert words like sum, difference, products, and quotients into symbols, and how to write algebraic expressions that include these words.

Translating words into algebraic expressions
Translate words and expressions into algebraic expressions involving variables.
Writing expressions from real world
Shows how to model real-life situations with algebraic expressions, including calculating cost, perimeter of a rectangle, and the commutative property.

Writing Algebraic Expressions
This video discusses writing algebraic expressions by turning words into math using real-world examples, or word problems.
Writing Algebraic Expressions.

Write an algebraic expression
Write an algebraic expressions for a give phrase or sentence.
Creating Algebraic Expressions from Word Problems.


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