# Ch 19: TABE Math - Grade 6: Expressions & Equations

### About This Chapter

## TABE Math - Grade 6: Expressions and Equations - Chapter Summary

This chapter includes lessons covering the basics of expressions and equations, including variables, statements, and expressions. Learn how to translate a mathematical statement into an algebraic expression and how to follow the order of operations. By the end of this chapter, you should be familiar with:

- Translating addition, subtraction, multiplication and division statements into algebraic expressions
- Simplifying addition, subtraction, multiplication and division expressions
- Simplifying expressions with parentheses and exponents
- The commutative, associative and distributive properties
- Combining like terms

Knowledgeable instructors walk you through each lesson using short, engaging videos. You can test your understanding using self-assessment quizzes or print the quizzes as worksheets to practice later. Stay organized by visiting your Dashboard to track your progress through the course.

### TABE Math Grade 6: Expressions and Equations - Chapter Objectives

The TABE exam is a comprehensive test used in various contexts, including as preparation for the GRE exam or to assess knowledge prior to entrance into the workforce. This test measures student competency in all major subject areas, including reading, mathematics, language, vocabulary and spelling. The content found in this Grade 6: Expressions and Equations chapter of the math study guide is tested in both the mathematics computation and applied mathematics sections, which make up about 40% of the full-length TABE exam. This test can be administered in paper and pencil format or computer-based format and is a multiple-choice exam.

### 1. What is a Variable in Algebra?

Did you ever encounter something like a + b = c and wonder how all these letters snuck into a math problem? In this lesson, we'll learn about variables, as well as other parts of equations, constants and coefficients.

### 2. Translating an Addition Statement into an Algebraic Expression

Watch this video lesson to learn how you can turn an addition statement from words into an algebraic expression. Learn how the key terms translate into mathematical symbols.

### 3. Translating a Subtraction Statement into an Algebraic Expression

After watching this video lesson, you will be able to take a statement that you hear or read in words and translate it into an algebraic expression that you can solve. Learn what key words to look for when writing your expressions.

### 4. Translating a Multiplication Statement into an Algebraic Expression

After watching this video lesson, you will be able to translate a multiplication problem that you hear or read from words into an algebraic expression that you can solve. Learn what key words to look for.

### 5. Translating a Division Statement into an Algebraic Expression

In this video lesson, you will see that when it comes to math and the real world, there will be situations when you have to translate a statement that you hear or read in words into a math problem that you can solve.

### 6. How to Simplify an Addition Expression

Learn how to simplify and combine like terms in any algebraic expression that uses addition with this lesson. Also learn how to follow the order of operations when simplifying your expression.

### 7. How to Simplify a Subtraction Expression

After watching this video lesson, you will be able to simplify any subtraction expression by combining like terms. Learn what to look for and how easy this is to do.

### 8. How to Simplify a Multiplication Expression

In this video lesson, you will learn how to simplify a multiplication expression that has both numbers and variables in it. Learn what you need to watch for and how to write your simplified expression.

### 9. How to Simplify a Division Expression

Watch this video lesson to learn how to simplify a division problem that has both numbers and letters in it. See what you need to do to get the correct answer. Also, learn what you can do to make your job easier.

### 10. What Is The Order of Operations in Math? - Definition & Examples

The order of operations is the steps used to simplify any mathematical expression. In this video, learn how to solve problems using these steps and easy tricks to remember them.

### 11. How to Simplify an Expression with Parentheses & Exponents

Watch this video lesson to learn how important it is to follow the order of operations. Learn what to do when you see parentheses and exponents in your math problems.

### 12. The Commutative and Associative Properties and Algebraic Expressions

The order of operations is important and useful, but a few mathematical properties highlight cases where order doesn't matter. In this lesson, we'll learn about the commutative and associative properties, which may save you time and effort.

### 13. The Distributive Property and Algebraic Expressions

The order of operations is great. But sometimes we need to bend the rules to simplify an equation. Fortunately, the distributive property gives us a scenario in which this is okay. Learn all about it in this lesson.

### 14. Combining Like Terms in Algebraic Expressions

When you have an algebraic expression that's much too long, it would be great if you could simplify it. That's when knowing how to combine like terms comes in. In this lesson, we'll learn the process of combining like terms and practice simplifying expressions.

### 15. Practice Simplifying Algebraic Expressions

In this lesson, we'll practice simplifying a variety of algebraic expressions. We'll use two key concepts, combining like terms and the distributive property, to help us simplify.

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### Other Chapters

Other chapters within the TABE - Math: Practice & Study Guide course

- TABE Math - Grade K: Counting & Cardinality
- TABE Math - Grade 1: Geometry
- TABE Math - Grade 1: Operations & Algebraic Thinking
- TABE Math - Grade 2: Measurement & Data
- TABE Math - Grade 2: Number & Operations in Base Ten
- TABE Math - Grade 3: Measurement & Data
- TABE Math - Grade 3: Number & Operations in Base Ten
- TABE Math - Grade 3: Operations with Fractions
- TABE Math - Grade 3: Operations & Algebraic Thinking
- TABE Math - Grade 4: Geometry
- TABE Math - Grade 4: Measurement & Data
- TABE Math - Grade 4: Number & Operations in Base Ten
- TABE Math - Grade 4: Operations with Fractions
- TABE Math - Grade 4: Operations & Algebraic Thinking
- TABE Math - Grade 5: Geometry
- TABE Math - Grade 5: Measurement & Data
- TABE Math - Grade 5: Number & Operations in Base Ten
- TABE Math - Grade 5: Operations with Fractions
- TABE Math - Grade 6: Geometry
- TABE Math - Grade 6: The Number System
- TABE Math - Grade 6: Ratios & Proportional Relationships
- TABE Math - Grade 6: Statistics & Probability
- TABE Math - Grade 7: Expressions & Equations
- TABE Math - Grade 7: Geometry
- TABE Math - Grade 7: The Number System
- TABE Math - Grade 7: Ratios & Proportional Relationships
- TABE Math - Grade 7: Statistics & Probability
- TABE Math - Grade 8: Expressions & Equations
- TABE Math - Grade 8: Functions
- TABE Math - Grade 8: Geometry
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