Lesson Plan for Unit 7 Variables, Equations and Expressions

Grade: 6 | Content Area: Mathematics | Course Name: |

Learning Target 7.1: I can solve equations involving positive rational numbers.

Lesson | Duration | Supporting Target | Resources |

7.1 | 1 day | I can decide which operations should be given precedence when evaluating an expression. | Order of Operations Interactive Website |

Learning Target 7.2: I can understand that a variable can represent any number or quantity.

Lesson | Duration | Supporting Target | Resources |

7.2 | 1-2 days | I can write addition and subtraction phrases as single-variable expressions. I can write multiplication and division phrases as single-variable expressions. I can write sentences as single-variable equations. I can model real-world situations with simple equations. | Writing Expressions and Equations Text Introduction to Variables and Variable Expressions Video Writing Variables Expressions Video Writing Basic Algebraic Expressions Video |

7.3 | 1-2 days | I can evaluate single variable expressions with given values for the variable. I can evaluate multi-variable expressions with given values for the variable. I can use given expressions to analyze and solve real-world problems. | Variables and Expressions Text Evaluating an Expression with Multiple Variables Video Evaluating Variable Expressions Video |

Learning Target 7.3: I can understand and apply the associative, commutative, and distributive properties.

Lesson | Duration | Supporting Target | Resources |

7.4 | 1 day | I can isolate variables using inverse operations in order to solve equations in one step. | One-Step Equations and Inverse Operations Text |

7.5 | 1 day | I can use the Addition Property and Multiplication Property to solve equations that you have written in two steps. | Two-Step Equations and Properties of Equality Text |

7.6 | 1 day | I can simplify an expression in the form or by using the Distributive Property. | Expressions and the Distributive Property Text Properties Vocabulary Activity |

7.7 | 1 day | I can simplify an expression in the form or by using the Distributive Property. | |

7.8 | 1-2 days | I can use coordinate pairs to graph linear equations. | Graphs of Linear Equations Text Graphs of Linear Equations Video |