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Ever wondered how to teach algebraic expressions in an engaging way to your 6th-grade students?

In this unit plan, students will first learn about identifying parts of an expression. They will then build on this to master combining like terms and the distributive property.

Lastly, students will explore evaluating algebraic expressions, writing algebraic expressions, and prime factorization, all while engaging with real-life applications of the concepts.

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After this unit, students will be able to:

Identify and describe the parts of an algebraic expression, such as coefficients, variables, constants, and exponents.

Combine like terms in algebraic expressions containing only positive numbers.

Apply the distributive property to simplify algebraic expressions with only positive numbers.

Evaluate algebraic expressions using order of operations and substitution.

Write algebraic expressions based on real-life scenarios and key vocabulary terms.

Define prime numbers and composite numbers and apply prime factorization using factor trees.

Represent prime factorization using exponents (e.g., 125 = 5^3).

Explain the real-world applications of prime factorization, such as cryptography and problem-solving.

Before this unit, students should be familiar with:

Understanding basic operations (addition, subtraction, multiplication, division)

Knowledge of the order of operations

Understanding of variables and constants

Ability to simplify numerical expressions

Familiarity with basic algebraic vocabulary such as term, coefficient, variable, constant, and expression.

Pencils

Colored pencils or markers

Algebraic Expression

Like Terms

Distributive Property

Evaluating

Order of Operations

Substitution

Numerical Expression

Prime Factorization

Students will learn to identify parts of an algebraic expression using mathematical terms and view them as a single entity.

Students will learn how to write algebraic and numerical expressions using key vocabulary words and real-life applications.

- CCSS 6.EE.B.6
- CCSS 6.EE.A.2.b
- CCSS 6.EE.A.2.a
- CCSS 6.EE.A.2

Students will learn to evaluate algebraic expressions using order of operations and substitution.

- CCSS 6.EE.A.1
- CCSS 6.EE.A.2
- CCSS 6.EE.A.2.c

Students will learn about prime numbers, composite numbers, and prime factorization through factor trees and real-life applications in this lesson.

- CCSS 6.EE.A.1
- CCSS 6.NS.B.4

Students will learn to combine like terms and simplify expressions using only positive numbers.

Students will learn to apply the distributive property and combine like terms to simplify expressions containing only positive numbers.

- CCSS 6.EE.A.4
- CCSS 6.EE.A.3

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Engage 6th grade math students with warm ups activities to practice algebraic expressions including identifying parts of an expression (expressions vs. equations), writing algebraic expression, evaluating algebraic expressions, combining like terms, and distributive property! These daily review & bell ringers, are perfect for daily math practice, spiral review, or quick test prep, aligned to CCSS and TEKS.

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Students practice **numerical & algebraic expressions**, including evaluating numerical expressions with order of operations and PEMDAS, writing algebraic expressions, evaluating algebraic expressions for particular variable values, and simplifying algebraic expressions by combining like terms and applying the distributive property to find equivalent expressions with this 6th Grade CCSS Expressions Pixel Art Unit Bundle. Contains 5 products with 10 pixel art activities total for a complete 6th grade Common Core expressions unit.

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