The Language of Math: Addition Expressions
In this module students develop their skills at translating verbal expressions into mathematical ones. This is a crucial skill that often doesn't get enough attention. A student's ability to successfully translate words into mathematical expressions and equations puts that student on a path to successfully solving more complicated problems.
In this module students focus on addition expressions. This includes numerical and algebraic expressions. They work on addition expressions of the following form:
- a + b, for various integers a and b
- x + a, for integer a
- ax + b, for various integers a and b
As an extension of their work with translating words into mathematical expressions, students explore the various symbols used by meteorologists with weather maps. Students analyze the symbols on a weather map. They also translate words into mathematical expressions using the context of weather.
- Number Concepts
- Problem Solving
- Translate verbal expressions into algebraic expressions
- Solve problems using algebraic expressions
- Familiarity with integers
- Familiarity with algebraic expressions
|Common Core Standards||CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.6.EE.A.2.A, CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.6.EE.B.6|
|Lesson Duration||20 mins|
|Grade Range||6th - 7th Grade|