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Students solve real world story problems using algebra. In this algebra problem solving instructional activity, students use information about bone measurement to predict gender using algebraic equations. Students organize data, represent the information on a graph, and write an explanation of how they used the data to draw a conclusion. Several similar story problems are given for group solving activities.
In this algebraic expressions worksheet, 6th graders solve and complete 5 different types of problems. First, they collect all like terms in each expression. Then, students simplify the terms by suing the correct operation indicated. Finally, they write a mathematical sentence to find total cost in each word problem.
Students explore the concept of translating words into algebraic expressions. In this translating words into algebraic expressions lesson, students write algebraic expressions for a word expression such as 5 times r. Students are given a data set of words that are commonly used in word problems. Students must group the data set into four groups of their choosing. Students use their groups to help write algebraic expressions.