Translating Math and Word Statements

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Lesson Summary:

In this lesson, Professor Perez from Saddamack College teaches us how to translate between math expressions and word statements. He covers the four basic operations: addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division. He explains how to identify which operation to use and how to write the expression or statement correctly. He also mentions that there are different ways to write some expressions as word statements, but with practice, we can get better at translating between the two.

Lesson Description:

Translating between math expressions and 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 translate word statements to math expressions?
  • How do you change a math expression into a word statement?
  • What do product and quotient mean?
  • How do you write math problems from word statements?
  • Staff Review

    • Currently 4.0/5 Stars.
    This video is similar to the two videos explaining how to translate from a word statement to a math expression and vice versa. This video goes both ways and uses multiplication and division as well as addition and subtraction. Some of these problems get a bit involved and require parentheses.
  • clinec

    • Currently 3.0/5 Stars.
    The video provides good examples using the words sum, difference, product, and quotient. I would like to see examples with more vocabulary in addition to these four words. It would be better if more real world examples were provided using the added vocabulary I've suggested.
  • m blanks

    • Currently 3.0/5 Stars.
    I thought this video was very informative about itroducing negative numbers.
  • mourg22

    • Currently 4.0/5 Stars.
    The video provided simple and easy to remember definitions for sum, difference, product and quotient. It was efficient in showing a person how to write the terms in both words and a mathematical expression. I would recommend it.
  • nicole08

    • Currently 3.0/5 Stars.
    I like how the professor explains sum, difference, product and quotient very well and makes sure you know what it means.
  • kay_10

    • Currently 4.0/5 Stars.
    This video gave me some very good examples on how to turn word problems into numerical problems. i think they should add more vocabulary words for those who dont know all the word meanings.
  • Roya

    • Currently 5.0/5 Stars.
    The video are good explaining for sum,difference,prodectand quotient. 5 stars (I'm unable to select the stars).
  • eremoy

    • Currently 4.0/5 Stars.
    This is an informative video that clearly displays what is/how to find: the sum, quotient, difference, and product.
  • calfan

    • Currently 5.0/5 Stars.
    This is an excellent website for those that don't understand math words and such. I will definitetly use this with my children. Thanks Melissa Hall
  • castaneda

    • Currently 5.0/5 Stars.
    I think this video is a good way to learn how to slove word problems. it explains everything so well.
  • mcastaneda1

    • Currently 3.0/5 Stars.
    this video gave good examples of math translation, it gave clear details and i understood it very well.
  • jr1234

    • Currently 3.0/5 Stars.
    This video seemed to mainly focus on the difference between the sum, difference, quotient, and product. This video was clear and easy to understand. But it was a little confusing at first on the difference between an expression and an equation.
  • ivanakurak

    • Currently 4.0/5 Stars.
    I thought the video was kind of cheezy at first but it showed very simply the breakdown of word problems sectioned off at the top of the screen which was a nice touch.
  • ☼_☼

    • Currently 4.0/5 Stars.
    The third video in the series went a bet more in depth and included parenthesis, sum, difference, quotient, and product.
  • ksaenz

    • Currently 3.0/5 Stars.
    Although the video is a bit corny, it clearly explains how to translate simple word problems into math expressions. They go over what every word means and what each word represent in the math expression. It was a pretty helpful video.