Grade 6 Mathematics Module 4, Topic E, Overview

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In Topic E, students express operations in algebraic form.  They read and write expressions in which letters stand for and represent numbers (6.EE.A.2).  They also learn to use the correct terminology for operation symbols when reading expressions.  For example, the expression 3/(2x - 4) is read as “the quotient of three and the difference of twice a number and four.”  Similarly, students write algebraic expressions that record operations with numbers and letters that stand for numbers.  Students determine that 3a + b can represent the story “Martina tripled her money and added it to her sister’s money” (6.EE.A.2b).  A Mid-Module Assessment follows Topic E.

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6.EE.2.b Identify parts of an expression using mathematical terms (sum, term, product, factor, quotient,...

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