# Interactive video lesson plan for: Translating algebraic expressions to word problems

#### Activity overview:

MooMooMath-Algebraic Expressions Key Words
http://www.moomoomath.com/writing-algebraic-expressions.html

The key to translating algebraic expressions to words is to learn the key words.
Here is a list of keywords.
Math Operation
Key words
increased by, more than, combined, together, total of, sum, added to

Subtraction

decreased by, minus, less, difference between, less than, fewer than

Multiplication
times, multiplied by, product of , increased/ decreased by a factor of (this type can involve both addition or subtraction and multiplication​!)

Division
per, a, out of, ration of, quotient of, percent (divide by 100)

Equals
is, are, was, were, will be, gives, yields, sold for

In this video I apply these key words to the following problems.

Write each algebraic expression as a statement

8 + y

9b

X-9

8r + 5

4y -10

-~-~~-~~~-~~-~-
-~-~~-~~~-~~-~-

Tagged under: algebraic expressions,translating algebraic expressions,word problems,math,algebra,moomoomath science,algebraic,algebraic equations

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