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Using Tables and Data Charts With Expressions

6.EE.A.2a
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Grade 6 Expressions and Equations - 6.EE.A.2a

How to Write Equations That Represent Data Tables or Charts - Mathematics is all about determining and representing relationships. The relationships identify the impact of one variable over the other. For instance, to describe the relationship between a person's height and weight, we need to express in the form of an equation. The most commonly used ways to represent a relationship between x and y values on a coordinate plane are using a table, a graph, or an equation. In this description, we shed light on how to represent data tables or charts in the form of equations. A data table or chart shows a list of the values for two variables; an independent variable x, compared with the values of a dependent variable, y. To determine the relationship between these two variables, an equation can be used. Because if you know the equation, you can easily determine the answers. Look at the table below that has values of both x and y variable. You must determine how both the costs are related and then form an equation that expresses their relationship. (x, y), value 1 (-2, -1), value 2 (-1, 0), value 3 (0, 1), value 4 (1, 2). Looking at the values of x and y, you can easily form a relationship between the values. It's easy to determine that each y-value is one more than the value of x. Therefore, the equation that describes this relationship is y = x + 1.

Printable Worksheets And Lessons




Homework Sheets

These sheets are just packed to the brim with data.

  • Homework 1 - Jenny has 7 marbles more than Kenny has. This table shows how the number of marbles Jenny has, j, depends on the number of marbles Kenny has, k.
  • Homework 2 - There are 10 liters more water in bottle A than in bottle B.
  • Homework 3 - How would you write this as an equation?



Practice Worksheets

I just couldn't get my cute little clip art to fit in on these practice sheets.

  • Practice 1 - There were 50 toys in each hall and 10 toys in the corridor.
  • Practice 2 - A cheese pizza is 5 centimeters smaller than a mushroom pizza.
  • Practice 3 - This table shows how many muffins Lisa can cook, I, depends on the number of muffins Maria can cook, m.



Math Skill Quizzes

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  • Quiz 1 - There are 20 windows in each building and 5 windows in a room.
  • Quiz 2 - There are four times more nickels than pennies.
  • Quiz 3 - Write an equation explaining this situation.