**Subject Area:**Mathematics

**Grade:**6

**Domain-Subdomain:**Expressions & Equations

**Cluster:**Level 3: Strategic Thinking & Complex Reasoning

**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 should not require students to perform operations with negative rational numbers or result in answers with negative rational numbers. Expressions must contain at least one variable.**Calculator :**No

**Context :**Allowable

**Test Item #:**Sample Item 1**Question:**Which of the following situations can be represented by this expression?

50(b + 3b)

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

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## Perspectives Video: Professional/Enthusiast

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## MFAS Formative Assessments

Students are asked to interpret the significance of a variable and its possible values when given a variable expression in a real-world context.

Students are asked to write and explain a real-world situation to accompany an algebraic expression.

Students are asked to use variables to write expressions that represent quantities described in context.

## Original Student Tutorials Science - Grades K-8

Use models to solve balance problems on a space station in this interactive, math and science tutorial.

## Original Student Tutorials Mathematics - Grades 6-8

Follow Oscar as he writes algebraic expressions of addition and subtraction about his new puppy Scooter in this interactive tutorial.

Help Oscar translate written real-world descriptions of multiplication and division into algebraic expressions in this interactive tutorial.

This is part 2 of 3. Click below to open the other tutorials in this series.

**Algebraic Expressions Part 1: Addition and Subtraction**- Part 3 (Coming Soon)

## Student Resources

## Original Student Tutorials

Help Oscar translate written real-world descriptions of multiplication and division into algebraic expressions in this interactive tutorial.

This is part 2 of 3. Click below to open the other tutorials in this series.

**Algebraic Expressions Part 1: Addition and Subtraction**- Part 3 (Coming Soon)

Type: Original Student Tutorial

Follow Oscar as he writes algebraic expressions of addition and subtraction about his new puppy Scooter in this interactive tutorial.

Type: Original Student Tutorial

Use models to solve balance problems on a space station in this interactive, math and science tutorial.

Type: Original Student Tutorial

## Problem-Solving Tasks

In this online problem-solving challenge, students apply algebraic reasoning to determine the "costs" of individual types of faces from sums of frowns, smiles, and neutral faces. This page provides three pictorial problems involving solving systems of equations along with tips for thinking through the problem, the solution, and other similar problems.

Type: Problem-Solving Task

Students are asked to use a diagram or table to write an algebraic expression and use the expression to solve problems.

Type: Problem-Solving Task

In this task students are asked to write an equation to solve a real-world problem.

Type: Problem-Solving Task

## Tutorials

Learn how to write basic algebraic expressions.

Type: Tutorial

Learn how to write simple algebraic expressions.

Type: Tutorial

Learn how to write basic expressions with variables to portray situations described in word problems.

Type: Tutorial

The focus here is understanding that a variable is just a symbol that can represent different values in an expression.

Type: Tutorial

## Parent Resources

## Problem-Solving Tasks

In this online problem-solving challenge, students apply algebraic reasoning to determine the "costs" of individual types of faces from sums of frowns, smiles, and neutral faces. This page provides three pictorial problems involving solving systems of equations along with tips for thinking through the problem, the solution, and other similar problems.

Type: Problem-Solving Task

Students are asked to use a diagram or table to write an algebraic expression and use the expression to solve problems.

Type: Problem-Solving Task

In this task students are asked to write an equation to solve a real-world problem.

Type: Problem-Solving Task