Algebra Unit for Grade 6

Significant Concept (Big Idea): Algebra has a set of rules that need to be used to correctly model real life situations.
Unit Question: In what contexts can symbols be used to represent numbers
AoI Focus: Approaches to Learning: collaborative skills, communication, information literacy, reflection, problem solving and thinking skills, and conceptional understanding
Unit Objectives:
Students should be able to:

  • formulate a problem as a mathematical expression
  • use and substitute into, a wide range of formulae
  • understand algebraic manipulation and simplification

Key Vocabulary:
algebra (algebraic)
evaluate
number pattern
pronumeral
variable
value
rules
axis (Horizontal/Vertical)
consecutive
opposite operations
simplify
squared
substitute


cubed
directed numbers
equation
evaluate
expand
expression
formula
grouping symbols
index (indices)
exponents
powers
integer
like terms