A Program of The Actuarial Foundation. Aligned with Common Core State and NCTM Standards.
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What is an actuary? An actuary is an expert in statistics who works with businesses, governments, and organizations to help them plan for the future. Actuarial science is the discipline that applies math and statistical methods to assess risk.

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Expressions, Equations, and Algebra Resources

Lessons, Printables, and Digital Tools for Grades 6–8

These engaging teaching resources include lessons, printable worksheets, and digital interactive tools covering key skills in variables, critical thinking, and more.

lessonNEW! Exploring Expressions and Equations
In this two-part interactive lesson, students will develop an understanding of variables, write and solve algebraic expressions and equations, and use scientific notation.


toolNEW! Launching Into Expressions and Equations

Launch your students into expressions and equations with this interactive tool. The “Mission to Mars” module covers variables, and the “International Space Station” module covers scientific notation.


lesson1NEW! Adventures in Expressions and Equations

Students will delve into expressions and equations by representing independent and dependent variables in graphs, tables, and equations; identifying equivalent expressions; and more.


lesson2EXPANDED! Solving the Unknown with Algebra

Students will practice pre-algebra skills, including using formulas, solving for unknowns, and manipulating equations.

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