Related Topics:
Lesson Plans and Worksheets for Grade 6
Lesson Plans and Worksheets for all Grades

Examples, solutions, videos, and lessons to help Grade 6 students learn to 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, 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
.

Common Core: 6.EE.4

Suggested Learning Targets

• I can use properties of operations to create equivalent expressions.
• I can recognize when two expressions are equivalent.
• I can prove (using various strategies) that two expressions are equivalent no matter what number is substituted.
Identify when two expressions are equivalent--Lesson 1 of 3 (Common Core Standard 6.EE.4)

Identify Equivalent Expressions (6.EE.4)
Expressions that are the same.
Ordering Terms
Distributive Property and Factoring

How to decide if expressions are equivalent? Math Equivalent Expressions CCSS 6 EE 4
Simplifying Expressions.

Try the free Mathway calculator and problem solver below to practice various math topics. Try the given examples, or type in your own problem and check your answer with the step-by-step explanations.