Translating Math to Word Statements

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Lesson Summary:

In this lesson on translating math to word statements, Professor Perez teaches how to write sum and difference math expressions as word statements. With the help of his trusty assistant Charlie, viewers learn to identify the operation (sum or difference) and the numbers involved in the expression. The lesson concludes with examples that incorporate variables, and Professor Perez reminds viewers to double-check their arithmetic before writing the final word statement.

Lesson Description:

Writing sum and difference math expressions as word statements.

Created by and copyright of Larry Perez. Funded by the state of California through Saddleback College. More information on videos, resources, and lessons at Algebra2Go.

Questions answered by this video:
  • How do you write the difference of -3 and 2 in words?
  • How do you write a math expression in words?
  • How do you translate a math expression with three numbers into a word statement?
  • Staff Review

    • Currently 4.0/5 Stars.
    This video is the opposite of writing word statements in math. Sum and difference math expressions are translated into word statements. This can be tricky for some students, and many different problems are shown. Near the end of the video, some problems such as x + y = 5 are translated into the sum of x and y is 5.
  • nicole08

    • Currently 4.0/5 Stars.
    Professor and charlie explain how the problems are suppose to be written and they do negatives and thats some good type of problems to know when your doing these kind of problems.
  • m blanks

    • Currently 2.0/5 Stars.
    This video is very informative about how to write out the math question in word form like is stands for =.
  • maygunn

    • Currently 5.0/5 Stars.
    This was a good video. Charlie seems like a great student
  • mourg22

    • Currently 4.0/5 Stars.
    Another easy to understand video, a great help for studying and learning the steps.
  • kay_10

    • Currently 5.0/5 Stars.
    I really think this video was helpfull on converting numerical prblems into word problems. i found it really helpfull how he begins the problem by questioning if its a sum, difference, quotion or product.
  • eremoy

    • Currently 4.0/5 Stars.
    This is a good video for anyone having trouble converting math to word statements.
  • castaneda

    • Currently 4.0/5 Stars.
    This video is real helpful on learning sum and difference math expressions. Its a great way for learning and studying the steps.
  • mcastaneda1

    • Currently 4.0/5 Stars.
    this is another great video to understand. i liked how they gave examples with two negative numbers.
  • [email protected]

    • Currently 4.0/5 Stars.
    this video was very helpful with understanding how to translate math problems into word statements and easy to to follow vocabulary
  • ☼_☼

    • Currently 4.0/5 Stars.
    It was another good video but this time for converting from math to word statements.
  • ksaenz

    • Currently 4.0/5 Stars.
    Also a bit corny, but very helpful and easy to comprehend. Unlike the previous video, this video shows how to convert a math expression into a word problem.