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Grade 6

CCSS Math Standard: 6.EE.1

  • Parentheses: How big of a change can they make!?

    Once students understand the order of operations, they often just get stuck doing increasingly difficult practice problems. That's a sure-fire way to squelch learning, though. Here, students determine where to place parentheses to make the greatest change in an expression.

  • Exponent Patterns

    Students uncover patterns with exponents and then make predictions about the powers of 0 and 1.

  • Doubling Dollars

    Say you have a dollar. Say you can double that dollar each day: $1, $2, $4, and so on. How long will it take to reach… one million dollars? Not as long as you might think!