Operations and Whole Numbers

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Remind sixth graders of the traditional algorithms often used to solve mixed equations with a instructional activity on operations and whole numbers. Because young mathematicians often make mistakes and find these methods inefficient, the bulk of the resource demonstrates how to add, subtract, and multiply whole numbers using expanded form and partial product methods.

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Instructional Ideas

  • Post the link on your website for scholars to access and complete at home, saving class time for further practice and instruction
  • Add questions to the horizontal bar graphs worksheet to extend the lesson
  • Instruct class members to solve the homework problems on another sheet of paper
  • Print the lesson and project on the board using a document camera
Classroom Considerations

  • The second in a series of 10 lessons that make up a unit from the TransMath® text series
Pros

  • Intended to be a self-guided lesson that individuals complete on their own, followed by a homework practice sheet
  • Includes vocabulary definitions and examples
Cons

  • Resource provides minimal skills practice