View Resource: Writing Expressions and Equations to Solve Problems (verbal or pictorial to symbolic)

Resource ID: OT131

Writing Expressions and Equations to Solve Problems (verbal or pictorial to symbolic)

By: TEA

Series (2)

1. Video: Writing expressions from verbal descriptions [[348]]

2. Writing Algebraic Expressions [[318]]

  1. An expression is one or more operations involving numbers and/or variables.

    5 + 4 – 7 is an example of a numerical expression because it consists of just numbers

    3x + 1 is an example of an algebraic expression because it consists of numbers and variables.

    Algebraic expressions can be written from verbal descriptions if you are aware of key operational words such as:

    ADD

    Sum, total, plus, increased, increased by, gain, raise, more,..

    SUBTRACT

    Difference, minus, decreased by, loss, fewer, less, take away…

    MULTIPLY

    Double, triple, twice, product, percent of, fraction of…

    DIVIDE

    Quotient of, divide by, equally, per…

    More Examples of Algebraic Expressions

    Follow the link below to view more examples of algebraic expressions. As you move the cursor over the pink box the correct translation will appear.

    For this interactive activity, assistance may be required. Algebraic Expressions