# 6.EE.A.2

Write, read, and evaluate expressions in which letters stand for numbers.

**a**
Write expressions that record operations with numbers and with letters standing for numbers. For example, express the calculation “Subtract $y$ from 5” as $5 - y$.

**b**
Identify parts of an expression using mathematical terms (sum, term, product, factor, quotient, coefficient); view one or more parts of an expression as a single entity. For example, describe the expression $2 (8 + 7)$ as a product of two factors; view $(8 + 7)$ as both a single entity and a sum of two terms.

**c**
Evaluate expressions at specific values of their variables. Include expressions that arise from formulas used in real-world problems. Perform arithmetic operations, including those involving whole-number exponents, in the conventional order when there are no parentheses to specify a particular order (Order of Operations). For example, use the formulas $V = s^3$ and $A = 6 s^2$ to find the volume and surface area of a cube with sides of length $s = 1/2$.