Instructional Activity# Exponent Experimentation

Lesson 15. Unit 6. Grade 6 Open Up Resources

Open Up Resources15 min(s)

This Instructional Activity is a part of the Lesson 15, Unit 6, Grade 6. In this activity, students continue their work with exponential expressions and recall what is meant by a solution to an equation as they look to replace a variable with a number that makes two expressions equivalent. Note that some of the equations also have solutions that are negative; however, since operations on negative numbers are not part of grade 6 standards, students are only expected to consider positive values in this task. This activity addresses student understanding of the meaning of the equal sign as one that supports work in algebra, namely, that the expressions on either side have the same value.