Simple Expressions That Record Calculations
Aligned To Common Core Standard:
Grade 5 Operations - 5.OA.2
How to Write Math Expressions or Equations as Sentences - Expressions are where students often get lost. It is not easy to convert math expressions or equations into sentences. It can be a bit tricky to articulate the data which is presented by the math equations and expressions. So, when we are writing a word problem, we need to be familiar with the terminologies that are used in defining a particular action that is taking place in that equation. The same basic principles apply to all the different forms of expressions that need to be evaluated: absolute values, exponentials, and factorials. Here is an example of written expressions that denote that something is equal: - Is the same as, - Will be, - Was, - Gives, - Is, - Is equal to Let's understand it with an example: Translate the expression 6 + 9 = 15 The translation would be, the sum of 6 and 9 is equals to 15. There are two expressions in this sentence that have been used to translate the equation. It is equal to which denotes ‘=' and sum of ‘+.'
Printable Worksheets And Lessons
- Breaking Down Expressions
Step-by-step Lesson- Start off with a very basic expression
and see how it develops into an answer for you.
- Guided Lesson
- I tried to give you a huge range of problems, from the very simple
to those using parentheses.
- Guided Lesson
Explanation - I write this as if students understand the steps
- Practice Worksheet
- The practice problems are the next step up in difficulty.
- Matching Worksheet - Match the math sentence to the integers and operations that they represent.
The use of parentheses is what stumps everyone. Don't forget that they are your first concern.
- Homework 1 - 16 more than the quotient of fourteen divided by four.
- Homework 2 - Write this as a math statement: Seven less than the quotient of twelve divided by five.
- Homework 3 - This mixes what is expected of you.
These are great for students that need to put some extra time in.