Expressions That Use Math Terms
Aligned To Common Core Standard:
Grade 6 Expressions and Equations - 6.EE.A.2b
How to Write a Sentence that Describes the Equations? An important step when solving a mathematical problem is to convert it into a sentence that is easy to understand and contains all basic instructions to solve the problem. A lot of kids find it difficult to create these sentences to describe an equation, which becomes an obstacle when solving a number problem. The key to converting an equation into a sentence is to know the describing words for every arithmetic operation. Addition - You can use words such as total, altogether, sum, and more than to define the addition operation Subtraction - You can use the words such as the difference between, less than, and minus to define the subtraction operation Multiplication - You can use the term product and multiples to define the multiplication operation. Division - You can use the term quotient and dividend to define the division operation. Example; Describe the equation: 4 ÷ (5 + 15) = z We can describe z as the quotient of 4 and the sum of 5 and 15. See! It is that easy! These worksheets and lessons help students learn how to master and understand all the terms found within an expression.
Printable Worksheets And Lessons
- Math Sentences
In Words Step-by-step Lesson- Write the extended math sentence
in words. This can be tricky!
- Guided Lesson
- More work on this skill. I also throw up the concept of coefficients.
- Guided Lesson
Explanation - If they have never seen coefficients, they will
- Practice Worksheet
- More reps on the skills we are focused on in this unit.
- Variable Expressions
Five Pack - Some of these are equations and some are expressions.
Seemed like a good fit for this standard.
- Matching Worksheet - What's the value of coefficient "a" or something else.
The vocabulary word "coefficient" stumps kids the most here.
- Homework 1 - What is the coefficient of x in the expression?
- Homework 2 - Example: (3 × 6) + 13 = Y
- Homework 3 - Which sentence best describes the equation?
I would recommend that you do a full expression vocabulary lesson with students first.
Math Skill Quizzes
The skills get a little more difficult for each successive quiz here .
- Quiz 1 - The sum of seven and a number is five less than twenty two.
- Quiz 2 - Write the equation for: S is the difference of 17 and the quotient of 15 and 7.
- Quiz 3 - Write the equation for: R is the difference of 85 and the quotient of 44 and 11.