Translating Word Statements to Math

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Taught by muchomath
  • Currently 3.0/5 Stars.
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Lesson Summary:

In this lesson, Professor Perez demonstrates how to translate word statements into math equations, specifically sum and difference statements. Using a magical microphone, Charlie reads out various statements, and the professor shows how to translate them into mathematical equations. The order of the numbers is important, and the commutative property of addition is mentioned. The lesson concludes with a reminder to keep up with homework and a preview of the next lesson.

Lesson Description:

Sum and difference word statements are written using numbers and math symbols.

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?
  • How do you write a word statement as a math expression?
  • What order do are numbers written in a word statement?
  • How do you write the sum of 3 and 8 in a math expression?
  • How do you write the difference of 3 and 5?
  • Staff Review

    • Currently 4.0/5 Stars.
    This video explains how to take a statement such as "the sum of 5 and 3" and translate it into 5 + 3. Also explained are difference statements. This is an area where students often switch the numbers or forget what sum and difference mean. Finally, the word “is” is introduced as equals.
  • johnnobles

    • Currently 4.0/5 Stars.
    effective in teaching how to translate word statements but i dont like the narrartor because he is annoying and i can not concentrate on my work.
  • pwm

    • Currently 4.0/5 Stars.
    This vido and the others is a good tool. Wish we had them when I was a kid. well done you got me to chuckle.
  • happy123

    • Currently 4.0/5 Stars.
    They made it easy to understand. Simple but informative.
  • m blanks

    • Currently 1.0/5 Stars.
    this video was pretty much the same video as the other two not very much more to learn from this video.
  • maygunn

    • Currently 4.0/5 Stars.
    a little slow at first with charlie fooling around but them it got better
  • mourg22

    • Currently 3.0/5 Stars.
    The video commented on how to translate statement sentences into mathematical equations. It is another easy to understand video that can be a great help when it comes to studying and understanding word problems.
  • kay_10

    • Currently 4.0/5 Stars.
    The video is great for begginers they make it easy to understand and entertaining.
  • eremoy

    • Currently 4.0/5 Stars.
    Another well rounded video geared towards intro to algebra students.
  • calfan

    • Currently 5.0/5 Stars.
    This website is great and informative. Explains in detail and easy to understand. I will use this with my children. Thank you, Melissa
  • castaneda

    • Currently 3.0/5 Stars.
    This video is real helpful on showing you how to turn a regular word problem into a equation.
  • mcastaneda1

    • Currently 3.0/5 Stars.
    this video is good for beginners, and helpful like the other two.
  • ivanakurak

    • Currently 4.0/5 Stars.
    This video was much like the other two. Until I saw this video I didn't remember is translates to =.
  • ☼_☼

    • Currently 4.0/5 Stars.
    It was a good video for beginners and it was good that they kept it short and to the point.
  • BrookTooker

    • Currently 5.0/5 Stars.
    Helpful and fun!