Standards with the same topic and subject but for other grades
Recognize that equations can be used to represent the relationship between two expressions of equal value (e.g., 4 + 2 = 2 + 4 and 6 + 1= 4 + 3).
Describe the concept of equality.
Identify equivalent values and represent equalities through the use of objects, words, and the equal (=) symbol.
Describe the concept of a variable (presented as boxes, letters, or other symbols) as a representation of an unknown quantity. (a)
Model an equation that represents the relationship of two expressions of equal value.
Understand that the equal sign means “is the same as” or “another name for” or “equal in value”.
Identify the equal symbol (=) as the symbol used to indicate that the values on either side are equal.
Identify equivalent values (e.g., 3 = 3, 4 + 3 = 8 − 1, 7 = 2 + 5, etc.).
A common misunderstanding is that the equal symbol always means “the answer comes next.” The equal symbol represents a balance between expressions. The equal symbol means “is the same as” or “another name for” or “equal in value.”
Write an equation with addition, subtraction, multiplication, or division, using a variable to represent an unknown quantity. (b)