Writing Algebraic Expressions with Tiles (Grade 6)

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Writing Algebraic Expressions with Tiles

1. 
Which expression is represented by the set of tiles below?

White Rectangle X4 Black Unit Squares -1
  1. 4 less x
  2. 4 less than x
  3. 4 more than x
  4. 4 more than negative x
 
2. 
Which expression is represented by the set of tiles below?

White Rectangle XWhite Rectangle XWhite Rectangle X4 Black Unit Squares -1
  1. 4 less than 3 times a number
  2. 4 more than 3 times a number
  3. 4 times the quantity 3 times a number
  4. negative 4 times the quantity 3 times a number
3. 
Which expression is represented by the set of tiles below?

Black Rectangle -XBlack Rectangle -XWhite Unit Square 1White Unit Square 1
  1. 2 less than 2 times a number
  2. 2 more than 2 times a number
  3. 2 less than the opposite of 2 times a number
  4. 2 more than the opposite of 2 times a number
 
4. 
Which expression is represented by the set of tiles below?

White Rectangle XWhite Rectangle X4 White Squares 14 White Squares 1
  1. 2 times a number plus 8
  2. 8 less 2 times a number
  3. 2 times a number minus 8
  4. 8 more than 2 plus a number
5. 
Which expression is represented by the set of tiles below?

White Unit SquareWhite Unit SquareWhite Unit SquareWhite Unit SquareWhite Unit SquareBlack Rectangle
  1. 5 plus x
  2. x plus 5
  3. x minus 5
  4. 5 minus x
 
6. 
Which expression is represented by the set of tiles below?

Black RectangleBlack RectangleBlack RectangleBlack RectangleBlack RectangleWhite Unit SquareWhite Unit Square
  1. the product of 5 and a number plus 2
  2. the product of 5 and a number minus 2
  3. the product of negative 5 and a number plus 2
  4. the product of negative 5 and a number minus 2
7. 
Which set of tiles represents the expression, "2 times a number"?
  1. Black Unit SquareBlack Unit Square
  2. White Unit SquareWhite Unit Square
  3. Black RectangleBlack Rectangle
  4. White RectangleWhite Rectangle
 
8. 
Which set of tiles represents the expression, "a number decreased by 3"?
  1. White Unit SquareWhite Unit SquareWhite Unit SquareBlack Rectangle
  2. Black Unit SquareBlack Unit SquareBlack Unit SquareWhite Rectangle
  3. Black RectangleWhite Unit SquareWhite Unit SquareWhite Unit Square
  4. White RectangleBlack Unit SquareBlack Unit SquareBlack Unit Square
9. 
Tian and Blake attend different middle schools. Tian's school has 2 more days off for vacation than Blake has at his school. Which set of tiles represents the expression for the number of vacation days Tian has compared to Blake?
  1. White RectangleWhite Unit SquareWhite Unit Square
  2. Black RectangleBlack Unit SquareBlack Unit Square
  3. White RectangleBlack Unit SquareBlack Unit Square
  4. Black RectangleWhite Unit SquareWhite Unit Square
 
10. 
Crystal earns $9 per hour delivering flowers plus $1 for each delivery made. Which set of tiles represents the expression for the amount of money Crystal earns during a day she works x hours and makes 8 deliveries?
  1. White RectangleWhite RectangleWhite RectangleWhite RectangleWhite RectangleWhite RectangleWhite RectangleWhite RectangleWhite Rectangle4 Black Unit Squares4 Black Unit Squares
  2. White RectangleWhite RectangleWhite RectangleWhite RectangleWhite RectangleWhite RectangleWhite RectangleWhite RectangleWhite Rectangle4 White Unit Squares4 White Unit Squares
  3. Black RectangleBlack RectangleBlack RectangleBlack RectangleBlack RectangleBlack RectangleBlack RectangleBlack RectangleBlack Rectangle4 White Unit Squares4 White Unit Squares
  4. Black RectangleBlack RectangleBlack RectangleBlack RectangleBlack RectangleBlack RectangleBlack RectangleBlack RectangleBlack Rectangle4 Black Unit Squares4 Black Unit Squares

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