# Grade Six Math News

### Goddard School

## Welcome!

This is the first edition of our Grade Six Math Newsletter. I hope you will find it helpful and informative!

## Expressions and Equations

## What are we learning in Math?

This quarter we are focusing on Expressions and Equations. Your child will be learning how to solve problems such as this following:

1. Write the following expression using an exponent: 2x2x2x2

2. Write the following as an expression: 5 less than the product of 3 and a number

3. Joshua bought a bag of 43 sweet candies. He ate x of the candies. Write the expression that shows how many sweet candies Joshua has now.

Vocabulary: exponent, power, squared, raised to the power of, expression, sum, factor, quotient, coefficient, variable, term, order of operations (PEMDAS), value, distributive property, equivalent expressions, commutative property, associative property, identity property, simplify the expression, evaluate the expression, like terms, combine like terms