# 6.EE.3, 6.EE.4 Identifying Equivalent Expressions - Area Models (Matching Game)

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Using Area Models to Identify Equivalent Expressions.

Lesson included:

Two guided lessons + Keys (can use over two days, or one lesson and one homework, or as an assessment)
Three sets of matching cards (Matching Game Tiered โ High, Medium, Low) - Laminate for years of use

Materials:

Sets of cards (I used different colors to keep it interesting)
Ziplock Bags (strip of masking tape to number them)
Instructions
Put sets of cards into different bags.โจThere are more solution options than area models, this is intentional as they do not all match. Bags can be levelled or mixed levelled.โจStudents work in pairs or groups to math the expression with the matching area model.
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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 ๐บ + ๐บ + ๐บ and 3๐บ are equivalent because they name the same number regardless of which number ๐บ stands for.
Apply the properties of operations to generate equivalent expressions. For example, apply the distributive property to the expression 3 (2 + ๐น) to produce the equivalent expression 6 + 3๐น; apply the distributive property to the expression 24๐น + 18๐บ to produce the equivalent expression 6 (4๐น + 3๐บ); apply properties of operations to ๐บ + ๐บ + ๐บ to produce the equivalent expression 3๐บ.
Total Pages
17 pages
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Teaching Duration
1 hour
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