**Subject Area:**Mathematics

**Grade:**6

**Domain-Subdomain:**Expressions & Equations

**Cluster:**Level 2: Basic Application of Skills & Concepts

**Cluster:**Reason about and solve one-variable equations and inequalities. (Major Cluster) -

Clusters should not be sorted from Major to Supporting and then taught in that order. To do so would strip the coherence of the mathematical ideas and miss the opportunity to enhance the major work of the grade with the supporting clusters.

**Date Adopted or Revised:**02/14

**Date of Last Rating:**02/14

**Status:**State Board Approved - Archived

**Assessed:**Yes

**Assessment Limits :**

Numbers in items must be nonnegative rational numbers. One-variable linear equations and inequalities. An equation or inequality should be given if a context is included. Inequalities are restricted to < or >. Lists of numbers should not use set notation.**Calculator :**No

**Context :**Allowable

**Test Item #:**Sample Item 1**Question:**An equation is shown.

x + 5 = 14

Which of the values can be substituted for x to make the equation true?

**Difficulty:**N/A**Type:**MC: Multiple Choice

**Test Item #:**Sample Item 2**Question:**An equation is shown.

What value of 3x makes the equation true?

**Difficulty:**N/A**Type:**EE: Equation Editor

**Test Item #:**Sample Item 3**Question:**An inequality is shown.

Select all the values of n that make the inequality true.

**Difficulty:**N/A**Type:**MS: Multiselect

**Test Item #:**Sample Item 4**Question:**Select the values of x that make each equation or inequality true.

**Difficulty:**N/A**Type:**MI: Matching Item

## Related Courses

## Related Access Points

## Related Resources

## Educational Games

## Formative Assessments

## Lesson Plans

## Original Student Tutorials

## Perspectives Video: Expert

## Problem-Solving Task

## Teaching Idea

## Tutorials

## Video/Audio/Animations

## Virtual Manipulative

## MFAS Formative Assessments

Students are given three equations and asked to determine if any numbers from a given set are solutions.

Students are given three inequalities and asked to determine if any numbers from a given set are solutions.

Students are asked to explain what it means for a number to be a solution of an equation.

Students are asked to explain what it means for a number to be a solution of an inequality.

## Original Student Tutorials Mathematics - Grades 6-8

Learn how to solve and check one-step addition and subtraction equations with Dr. E. Quation as you complete this interactive tutorial.

**Click here to open Dr. E. Quation Part 2: One-Step Multiplication and Division Equations**

Learn how to solve 1-step multiplication and division equations with Dr. E. Quation in Part 2 of this series of interactive tutorials. You'll also learn how to check your answers to make sure your answer is the solution to the equation.

## Student Resources

## Original Student Tutorials

Learn how to solve 1-step multiplication and division equations with Dr. E. Quation in Part 2 of this series of interactive tutorials. You'll also learn how to check your answers to make sure your answer is the solution to the equation.

Type: Original Student Tutorial

Learn how to solve and check one-step addition and subtraction equations with Dr. E. Quation as you complete this interactive tutorial.

**Click here to open Dr. E. Quation Part 2: One-Step Multiplication and Division Equations**

Type: Original Student Tutorial

## Educational Games

In this challenge game, you will be solving equations with variables on both sides. Each equation has a real solution. Use the "Teach Me" button to review content before the challenge. After the challenge, review the problems as needed. Try again to get all challenge questions right! Question sets vary with each game, so feel free to play the game multiple times as needed! Good luck!

Type: Educational Game

In this timed activity, students solve linear equations (one- and two-step) or quadratic equations of varying difficulty depending on the initial conditions they select. This activity allows students to practice solving equations while the activity records their score, so they can track their progress. This activity includes supplemental materials, including background information about the topics covered, a description of how to use the application, and exploration questions for use with the java applet.

Type: Educational Game

In this activity, two students play a simulated game of Connect Four, but in order to place a piece on the board, they must correctly solve an algebraic equation. This activity allows students to practice solving equations of varying difficulty: one-step, two-step, or quadratic equations and using the distributive property if desired. This activity includes supplemental materials, including background information about the topics covered, a description of how to use the application, and exploration questions for use with the Java applet.

Type: Educational Game

## Problem-Solving Task

Students are asked to solve an inequality in order to answer a real-world question.

Type: Problem-Solving Task

## Tutorials

Learn how to test if a certain value of a variable makes an inequality true in this tutorial.

Type: Tutorial

Learn how to test if a certain value of a variable makes an equation true in this tutorial.

Type: Tutorial

Learn how to evaluate an expression with variables using a technique called substitution (or "plugging in").

Type: Tutorial

## Video/Audio/Animations

This short video provides a clear explanation why we perform the same steps on each side of an equation when solving for the variable/unknown.

Type: Video/Audio/Animation

This short video provides a clear explanation about the "why" of performing the same steps on each side of an equation when solving for the variable/unknown.

Type: Video/Audio/Animation

## Virtual Manipulative

This tool helps students better understand that equality is a relationship and not an operational command to "find the answer." The applet features a pan balance that allows the student to input each half of an equation in the pans, which responds to the numerical expression's value by raising, lowering or balancing.

Type: Virtual Manipulative

## Parent Resources

## Problem-Solving Task

Students are asked to solve an inequality in order to answer a real-world question.

Type: Problem-Solving Task