Tennessee Curriculum Center

CC 6.EE.9
Use variables to represent two quantities in a real-world problem that change in relationship to one another; write an equation to express one quantity, thought of as the dependent variable, in terms of the other quantity, thought of as the independent variable. Analyze the relationship between the dependent and independent variables using graphs and tables, and relate these to the equation.

For example, in a problem involving motion at constant speed, list and graph ordered pairs of distances and times, and write the equation d = 65t to represent the relationship between distance and time.

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    Translating Word Problems into Equations

    This is a scripted lesson that shows students how to translate word problems into equations using seven steps. It moves from simple exercises to more elaborate word problems. There are six problems at the end for students to test their knowledge on writing and solving their equations.

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