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Expressions That Use Math Terms

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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

Homework Sheets

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?

Practice Worksheets

I would recommend that you do a full expression vocabulary lesson with students first.

  • Practice 1 - Which sentence best describes: p = 24 + 54
  • Practice 2 - Find the sentence that best explains: a = 33 + 14
  • Practice 3 - What is the coefficient of x in each of the expressions?

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.