## 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.

#### Math Concepts

- Expressions
- Number Concepts
- Problem Solving

#### Learning Objectives

- Translate verbal expressions into algebraic expressions
- Solve problems using algebraic expressions

#### Prerequisite Skills

- 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 |
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Lesson Duration | 20 mins |

Grade Range | 6th - 7th Grade |