Q3, W2: January 14th – 18th

TeacherFelicia Taylor
Subject AreaIntensive Math
Grade Level6th
Week #20
Unit of InstructionFocus 5: Expressions
Standard(s) Taught


Write and evaluate numerical expressions involving whole-number exponents.


Write, read, and evaluate expressions in which letters stand for numbers.


Apply the properties of operations as strategies to generate equivalent expressions.


Identify when two expressions are equivalent (i.e., when the two expressions name the same number regardless of which value is substituted into them.)   For example, the expressions y + y + y and 3y are equivalent because they name the same number regardless of which number y stands for.


Use variables to represent numbers and write expressions when solving a real-world or mathematical problem; understand that a variable can represent an unknown number, or, depending on the purpose at hand, any number in a specified set.

Learning Targets and Learning Criteria

Students are successful when they can…

  • understand the meaning of exponents and exponential notation
  • use appropriate terminology to explain how to evaluate an expression.
  • evaluate numerical expressions containing exponents.
  • discover that any base to the zero power is 1.
  • recognize that variables represent unknown quantities.
  • translate verbal expressions into numerical expressions and numerical expressions into verbal expressions.
  • communicate orally and/or in writing about translating and evaluating variable expressions using precise mathematical language, including the vocabulary variables, coefficients, constant, and term.
  • evaluate expressions for given values of variables using the order of operations when appropriate.
  • understand that the properties used with numbers also apply to expressions with variables.
  • apply the properties of operations with expressions involving variables to generate equivalent expressions.
  • explore the concept of like terms and applying combining like terms in expressions accurately.
  • reason that two expressions are equivalent through the use of substitution.
  • explain reasoning to other classmates and the teacher using precise mathematical vocabulary.
  • understand that a variable represents a number of a specified set of numbers.
  • represent real-world scenarios with variable expressions, identifying what the variable represents.
  • use precise mathematical vocabulary when discussing expressions and variables.
  • use a variable to write an expression that represents a consistent relationship in a particular pattern (e.g., use function tables to write an expression that would represent the output for any input).
  • develop expressions involving addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division from real-world problems.
Classroom Activities


  1. Worksheet – Adding & Subtracting Expressions
  2. Worksheet – Convert to Exponential Form
  3. Worksheet – Exponential Form Puzzle
  4. Quizizz – 
  5. Complete missing work from Mrs. Hymes Class
    1. IXL – 6-D.2
    2. IXL – 6-Y.1
    3. IXL – 6-Y.2

Wednesday  (Early Release Day / Short Class Period)

  1. MathSpace – Order of Operations and Exponents Homework


  1. i-Ready Online Assignments
Assignments Due




All Worksheets and MathSpace and Quizizz assignments will be graded.

All i-Ready Online Assignment Quizzes will be graded.

Additional Resources

All IEP accommodations will be provided for each class period.