6th Grade MAT Targeted Standards Domain (EE) Expressions and Equations Cluster: Apply and extend previous understandings of arithmetic to algebraic expressions.

MAT-06.EE.02 Write, read, and evaluate expressions in which letters stand for numbers.

a. Write expressions that record operations with numbers and with letters standing for numbers.

b. Identify parts of an expression using mathematical terms (sum, term, product, factor, quotient, coefficient); view one or more parts of an expression as a single entity.

c. Evaluate expressions at specific values of their variables. Include expressions that arise from formulas used in real-world problems. Perform arithmetic operations, including those involving whole-number exponents, in the conventional order when there are no parentheses to specify a particular order (Order of Operations).

Student Learning Targets:

Knowledge Targets

I can use a variable to represent an unknown quantity in an expression.

I can solve multistep problems involving properties of operations.

I can identify parts of an expression using mathematical terms.

I can identify parts of an expression as single quantities.

Reasoning Targets

I can translate a description into a mathematical expression.

I can use Order of Operations to simplify expressions that may include exponents.

Skills Domain (Performance) Targets

I can simplify expressions when a value is given for a variable.

I can solve multistep expressions involving properties of operations.