Translate Basic Expressions and Equations to Words

The symbolic nature of mathematics is perplexing to some scholars. Help them out using a video lesson that offers explanations and examples of how to read a mathematical sentence. By translating expressions and equations into words, learners develop a stronger understanding of the symbols and operations they use.

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CCSS: Adaptable
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Instructional Ideas
  • Use the video for instruction on a day that requires a substitute
  • Create a word wall of common words used to translate expressions into words
Classroom Considerations
  • Expects previous experience with algebraic expressions
  • Includes a variety of examples using all operations
  • Uses words and visuals to explain the process
  • None
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