Lesson Plan for Unit 7 Variables, Equations and Expressions

Grade: 6

Content Area: Mathematics

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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.

PEMDAS Lesson Text

Order of Operations Video 

PEMDAS Poem Activity

Pass the Paper Activity

Order of Operations Interactive Website

Working with Real Numbers PDF

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

Defining Variables Video

Writing Variables Expressions Video

Writing Basic Algebraic Expressions Video

Writing Basic Algebraic Expressions Video 2

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

Evaluating Variable Expressions Video 2

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

One Step Equations Video

Linear Equations PDF

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

Two Step Equations Video

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

Distributive Property Example Video

7.7

1 day

I can simplify an expression in the form  or  by using the Distributive Property.

When to Use the Distributive Property Text

7.8

1-2 days

I can use coordinate pairs to graph linear equations.

Graphs of Linear Equations Text

Graphing LInes Video

Graphs of Linear Equations Video

Representing Functions PDF