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Grade 6 Mathematics Module 4, Topic F, Overview

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Students write and evaluate expressions and formulas in Topic F.  They use variables to write expressions and evaluate those expressions when given the value of the variable (6.EE.A.2).  From there, students create formulas by setting expressions equal to another variable.  For example, if there are 4 bags containing c colored cubes in each bag with 3 additional cubes, students use this information to express the total number of cubes as 4c + 3.  From this expression, students develop the formula t = 4c + 3, where t is the total number of cubes.  Once provided with a value for the amount of cubes in each bag (c = 12 cubes), students can evaluate the formula for t:  t = 4(12) = 3, t = 48 + 3, t = 51.  Students continue to evaluate given formulas such as the volume of a cube, V = s3 given the side length, or the volume of a rectangular prism, V = lwh given those dimensions (6.EE.A.2c).

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6.EE.2.c Evaluate expressions at specific values of their variables. Include expressions that arise from...
6.EE.5 Understand solving an equation or inequality as a process of answering a question: which values...

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