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Grade 6 Algebra
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Curriculum Expectation:
Use variables in simple algebraic equations and expressions
Definition of a Variable:
A letter or symbol, such as “a”, “b”, or “x” that represents an unknown number.
Example:
1. Click on the link below to practice your patterning skills
http://www.learnalberta.ca/content/mejhm/index.html?l=0&ID1=AB.MATH.JR.PATT&ID2=AB.MATH.JR.PATT.PATT&lesson=html/object_interactives/patterns/use_it.html
2. Click on the videos below to see examples of how to use algebra tiles to solve equations
Grade6Intro.wmv
Grade6Ex1..wmv
Grade6Ex2.wmv
Grade6Ex3.wmv
Practice:
1. Practice solving simple equations with a variable
http://vectorkids.com/vkvariable.htm
2. Practice converting word problems into algebraic expressions
http://www.ixl.com/math/practice/grade6writevariableexpressionstorepresentwordproblems
(challenging interactive handout)
Algebra Patterns .doc
3. The following handout is excellent practice for solving simple equations. It is recommended that you print the following handout and complete it.
2step algebra.pdf
4. For students struggling with the concepts so far, they may want to try the link below (Java required).
http://www.shodor.org/interactivate/activities/NumberCruncher/
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Use variables in simple algebraic equations and expressions
Definition of a Variable:
A letter or symbol, such as “a”, “b”, or “x” that represents an unknown number.
Example:
1. Click on the link below to practice your patterning skills
http://www.learnalberta.ca/content/mejhm/index.html?l=0&ID1=AB.MATH.JR.PATT&ID2=AB.MATH.JR.PATT.PATT&lesson=html/object_interactives/patterns/use_it.html
2. Click on the videos below to see examples of how to use algebra tiles to solve equations
Grade6Intro.wmv
Grade6Ex1..wmv
Grade6Ex2.wmv
Grade6Ex3.wmv
Practice:
1. Practice solving simple equations with a variable
http://vectorkids.com/vkvariable.htm
2. Practice converting word problems into algebraic expressions
http://www.ixl.com/math/practice/grade6writevariableexpressionstorepresentwordproblems
(challenging interactive handout) Algebra Patterns .doc
3. The following handout is excellent practice for solving simple equations. It is recommended that you print the following handout and complete it.
2step algebra.pdf
4. For students struggling with the concepts so far, they may want to try the link below (Java required).
http://www.shodor.org/interactivate/activities/NumberCruncher/