Expressions and Equations

If you think about math as a language, expressions and equations are the sentences. This unit brings students into the world of “math language”, learning how to write complex expressions in different forms and convert numbers in one form to another (i.e.decimals to fractions). Last, students will apply the order of operations to interpret and solve simple algebraic equations.
This lesson includes 5 printable learning activities
For students who love word problems, show them how to convert numerical expressions to different forms.
Reinforce students’ understanding of PEMDAS by practicing the order of operations and using parentheses in this exercise.
Lucas, a superhero-in-training, learns all about variables, expressions, and equations to help Hatman on his quest to take on his nemesis, the Mathemagician...but they can't do it alone. In this action-packed math story, kids must answer multiple choice questions to move the story along. This interactive experience helps students learn how to convert written expressions and equations into numbers.
Students will understand mathematical expressions and equations after they work through this engaging exercise from Education.com.
She shoots, she scores! Shoot hoops with Penelope by solving math equations in this basketball multiple choice game. Kids help Penelope move around the court to make baskets by answering a combination of multiplication, division, addition, and subtraction problems. This game offers an engaging way for kids to work on mental math, without the help of visuals or manipulatives.
Students will appreciate this exercise that shows how to solve basic algebraic equations with ease.
Students will no longer be intimidated by converting decimals to fractions after this simple exercise.

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