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Write Expressions in Which Letters Stand for Numbers

Videos to help Grade 6 students write algebraic expressions that record all operations with numbers and letters standing for the numbers.

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New York State Common Core Math Module 4, Grade 6, Lesson 17

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Lesson 17 Student Outcomes

Students write algebraic expressions that record all operations with numbers and letters standing for the numbers.

Lesson 16 Opening Exercise

Underline the key math vocabulary words in each statement.
a. The sum of twice b and 5.
b. The quotient of c and d.
c. a raised to the fifth power then increased by the product of 5 and c.
d. The quantity of a plus b divided by 4.
e. 10 less than the product of 15 and c.
f. 5 times d increased by 8.

Lesson 16 Classwork

Station One:
1. The sum of a and b.
2. Five more than twice a number c.
3. Martha bought number of apples and then ate 6 of them.

Station Two:
1. 14 decreased by p.
2. The total of d and f, divided by 8.
3. Rashod scored 6 less than 3 times as many baskets as Mike. Mike scores b baskets.

Station Three:
1. The quotient of c and 6.
2. Triple the sum of x and 17.
3. Gabrielle has b buttons but then lost 6. Gabrielle took the remaining buttons and split them equally among her 5 friends.

Station Four:
1. d doubled.
2. Three more than 4 times a number x.
3. Mali has c pieces of candy. She doubles the amount of candy she has then gives away 15 pieces.

Station Five:
1. f cubed.
2. The quantity of 4 increased by a, and then the sum is divided by 9.
3. Tai earned 4 points fewer than double Oden’s points. Oden earned p points.

Station Six:
1. The difference between d and 8.
2. 6 less than the sum of d and 9.
3. Adalyn has x pants and shirts. She combined them and sold half of them. How many items did Adalyn sell?

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