 Mathematics Grade 6

Strand: EXPRESSIONS AND EQUATIONS (6.EE)

Apply and extend previous understandings of arithmetic to algebraic expressions involving exponents and variables (Standards 6.EE.1�4). They reason about and solve one-variable equations and inequalities (Standards 6.EE.5�8). Represent and analyze quantitative relationships between dependent and independent variables in a real-world context (Standard 6.EE.9).

Standard 6.EE.7

Solve real-world and mathematical problems by writing and solving equations of the form x + a = b and ax = b for cases in which a, b and x are all non-negative rational numbers.

• Anna in D.C.
The purpose of this task is to give students an opportunity to solve a multi-step percentage problem that can be approached in many ways.
• Balancing Scales To Solve Equations
The focus of this lesson and interactive is balancing algebraic equations. Students engage with the Annenberg interactive to solve 3 balance problems. The classroom activity then asks students to change balance problems into algebraic equations where variables represent unknown amounts. NOTE: You have to create a Free PBS Account to view this web page, but it is easy to do and worth the effort.
• Chapter 6 - Mathematical Foundations (UMSMP)
This is Chapter 6 of the Utah Middle School Math: Grade 6 textbook. It provides a Mathematical Foundation for Expressions and Equations.
• Chapter 6 - Student Workbook (UMSMP)
This is Chapter 6 of the Utah Middle School Math: Grade 6 student workbook. It covers the following topics: Expressions and Equations.
• Expressions and Equations (6.EE) - 6th Grade Core Guide
The Utah State Board of Education (USBE) and educators around the state of Utah developed these guides for Mathematics Grade 6 - Expressions and Equations.
• Firefighter Allocation
In this task students are asked to write an equation to solve a real-world problem. There are two natural approaches to this task. In the first approach, students have to notice that even though there is one variable, namely the number of firefighters, it is used in two different places. In the other approach, students can find the total cost per firefighter and then write the equation http://www.uen.org - in partnership with Utah State Board of Education (USBE) and Utah System of Higher Education (USHE).  Send questions or comments to USBE Specialist - Joleigh Honey and see the Mathematics - Secondary website. For general questions about Utah's Core Standards contact the Director - Jennifer Throndsen .