MA.5.AR.2.3

Determine and explain whether an equation involving any of the four operations is true or false.

Examples

The equation 2.5+(6×2)=16-1.5 can be determined to be true because the expression on both sides of the equal sign are equivalent to 14.5.

Clarifications

Clarification 1: Problem types include equations that include parenthesis but not nested parentheses.

Clarification 2: Instruction focuses on the connection between properties of equality and order of operations.

General Information
Subject Area: Mathematics (B.E.S.T.)
Grade: 5
Strand: Algebraic Reasoning
Status: State Board Approved

Related Courses

This benchmark is part of these courses.
5012070: Grade Five Mathematics (Specifically in versions: 2014 - 2015, 2015 - 2022, 2022 and beyond (current))
7712060: Access Mathematics Grade 5 (Specifically in versions: 2014 - 2015, 2015 - 2018, 2018 - 2022, 2022 and beyond (current))
5012065: Grade 4 Accelerated Mathematics (Specifically in versions: 2019 - 2022, 2022 and beyond (current))
5012015: Foundational Skills in Mathematics 3-5 (Specifically in versions: 2019 - 2022, 2022 and beyond (current))

Related Access Points

Alternate version of this benchmark for students with significant cognitive disabilities.
MA.5.AR.2.AP.3: Determine whether an equation (with no more than four terms and up to one set of parentheses) involving any of the four operations with whole numbers is true or false. Limit addition and subtraction to within 100 and limit multiplication and division to the products of two single-digit whole numbers and their related division facts.

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Formative Assessments

With and Without Parentheses:

Students consider two different yet similar equations and determine if they are true.

Type: Formative Assessment

Place The Parentheses:

Students are given an equation and asked to place parentheses within the equation to make the equation true.

Type: Formative Assessment

MFAS Formative Assessments

Place The Parentheses:

Students are given an equation and asked to place parentheses within the equation to make the equation true.

With and Without Parentheses:

Students consider two different yet similar equations and determine if they are true.

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