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.
Converting Numerical Expressions For students who love word problems, show them how to convert numerical expressions to different forms.
Order of Operations and Use of Parentheses Reinforce students’ understanding of PEMDAS by practicing the order of operations and using parentheses in this exercise.
Defeating the Mathemagician: Expressions, Equations, and Variables Story Lucas, a superhero-in-training, learns all about expressions, equations, and variables to help Hatman on his quest in defeating 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 learning experience in which story meets game is an engaging way to boost your fifth grader’s understanding of expressions and equations.
Understanding Expressions and Equations Students will understand mathematical expressions and equations after they work through this engaging exercise from Education.com.
Solving Basic Algebraic Equations: Basketball Edition Test your child's math accuracy with action-packed game! Fifth graders can join Penelope as she dribbles, shoots, and scores her way across the court by solving basic algebraic equations. Working on a range of operations, from addition to division, this gets your child acquainted with algebra and starts them on the road to understanding expressions and equations.
Solving Basic Algebraic Equations Students will appreciate this exercise that shows how to solve basic algebraic equations with ease.
Convert Decimals to Fractions 2 Students will no longer be intimidated by converting decimals to fractions after this simple exercise.

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