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Topic: Variables C2.1 – What is an Algebraic Equation?

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Ontario Curriculum Expectation:

4.C2.1 identify and use symbols as variables in expressions and equations.


An algebraic expression is a number sentence with numbers, variables, and operations.

The operation can be addition, subtraction, multiplication, or division. Here is an example of an algebraic expression of “a plus 6”.

An algebraic equation is a number sentence with an equal sign between an algebraic expression and a number.

Here is an example of an algebraic equation that means “a plus 6 equals to 9”.