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Math Example: Language of Math--Numerical Expressions--Addition--Example 13

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# Math Example: Language of Math--Numerical Expressions--Addition--Example 13

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Numerical Expressions

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This example illustrates the conversion of the phrase "Negative five added to thirteen" into a numerical expression. The image demonstrates how this verbal statement translates to the expression 13 + (-5), emphasizing the order of numbers when using the phrase "added to."

Understanding the nuances of phrases like "added to" is crucial for students to correctly interpret and translate verbal statements into numerical expressions. This skill is particularly important when dealing with combinations of positive and negative numbers.

Exposure to various examples helps students recognize patterns in how different phrases affect the order of numbers in an expression. This reinforces their understanding of addition with negative numbers and prepares them for more complex mathematical concepts.

**Teacher Script:** In this example, we see the phrase "added to" with a negative number. Notice how this affects the order of the numbers in our expression. Why do you think 13 comes before -5? How might the meaning change if we said "thirteen added to negative five" instead?

For a complete collection of math examples related to Numerical Expressions click on this link: __Math Examples: Numerical Expressions: Addition Collection.__

Common Core Standards | CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.5.OA.A.2, CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.6.EE.A.2 |
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Grade Range | 6 - 8 |

Curriculum Nodes |
Algebra• The Language of Math• Numerical Expressions |

Copyright Year | 2015 |

Keywords | numerical expressions, addition expressions |