Math Grade 6: Use Expressions and Equations

This Math Grade 6: Use Expressions and Equations assessment also includes:

See how math is like magic. Scholars try several examples of a number trick to verify it works for all values. Writing algebraic expressions and/or equations help them prove that the number trick results in the same output number regardless of the input number.  

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Use a number trick like the one in the resource to amaze pupils and to introduce the task
  • Have learners create and prove their own number tricks
Classroom Considerations

  • Assumes students have experience writing algebraic equations/expressions
Pros

  • Includes scoring rubric with level descriptors and sample response
  • Provides some discussion questions to use in supporting learners
Cons

  • None