overviewIn this learning topic, students extend their knowledge of algebraic expressions and develop their conceptual understanding in writing and solving algebraic equations with one variable. This includes applying addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division to solve for the unknown. Again, variables are letters that represent unknown numbers. These equations hold true to their arithmetic properties as previously learned. The big difference between expressions and equations is that equations include the equal sign; the two sides of an equation must be equal to each other. Students discover the identities that utilize the four operations in order for the equation to remain balanced on both sides and which will lead to isolating the variable to find its specific value that makes its equation true.

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Standards Mastery
By the end of this learning topic, students will be assessed on the mastery of the following standards:
 I can solve an equation and determine if a given number makes the equations true. (6.EE.5)
 I can write and solve equations in context. (6.EE.7)
 I can use variables to represent realworld situations that change in relationship to each other. (6.EE.9)
 I can write equations to express dependent variables in terms of independent variables. (6.EE.9)
 I can analyze the relationship between the dependent and independent variables using tables, graphs, and tables. (6.EE.9)
Lesson 1: Equations
Standard:
6.EE.5 I can solve equations by using mental math.
Essential Question:
How can I check to see if a solution to an equation is correct?
6.EE.5 I can solve equations by using mental math.
Essential Question:
How can I check to see if a solution to an equation is correct?
Key Vocabulary:
equation, equals sign, solve, solution Key Concepts:


Lesson 2: Addition equations
Standard:
6.EE.5, 6.EE.7 I can solve & write addition equations.
Essential Question:
How can I use inverse operations to solve equations?
6.EE.5, 6.EE.7 I can solve & write addition equations.
Essential Question:
How can I use inverse operations to solve equations?
Key Vocabulary:
inverse operations Key Concepts:


Lesson 3: subtraction equations
Standard:
6.EE.5, 6.EE.7 I can solve and write subtraction equations.
Essential Question:
How do I use the Addition Property of Equality to solve subtraction equations?
6.EE.5, 6.EE.7 I can solve and write subtraction equations.
Essential Question:
How do I use the Addition Property of Equality to solve subtraction equations?
Key Vocabulary:
Addition Property of Equality Key Concepts:


Lesson 4: multiplication equations
Standard:
6.EE.5, 6.EE.7 I can solve and write multiplication equations.
Essential Question:
How do I use the Division Property of Equality to solve multiplication equations?
6.EE.5, 6.EE.7 I can solve and write multiplication equations.
Essential Question:
How do I use the Division Property of Equality to solve multiplication equations?
Key Vocabulary:
Division Property of Equality Key Concepts:


Lesson 5: division equations
Standard:
6.EE.5, 6.EE.7 I can solve and write division equations.
Essential Question:
How do I use the Multiplication Property of Equality to solve multiplication equations?
6.EE.5, 6.EE.7 I can solve and write division equations.
Essential Question:
How do I use the Multiplication Property of Equality to solve multiplication equations?
Key Vocabulary:
Multiplication Property of Equality Key Concepts:

