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Math Example: Language of Math--Numerical Expressions--Grouping Symbols--Example 18

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# Math Example: Language of Math--Numerical Expressions--Grouping Symbols--Example 18

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Numerical Expressions

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This example illustrates how to convert "Negative eleven multiplied by the quantity negative sixteen plus nine" into a numerical expression. The expression is written as -11 * (-16 + 9), using multiplication and grouping symbols to indicate the order of operations.

The study of numerical expressions is crucial in mathematics, allowing students to translate verbal descriptions into mathematical notation. This collection provides practice in recognizing key terms and applying correct symbols and groupings, essential skills for solving complex problems. Through these exercises, students enhance their ability to interpret and express mathematical relationships accurately.

Having multiple worked-out examples is important for students to fully grasp numerical expressions. Each example reinforces recognizing key terms, understanding their mathematical meaning, and applying appropriate symbols and groupings. This repetition helps students become proficient at translating verbal statements into precise mathematical expressions.

Teacher Script: "Let's analyze this example together. What operation does 'multiplied by' suggest? And how should we represent 'the quantity'? Consider why it's important to use parentheses here. How does this affect our calculation order?"

For a complete collection of math examples related to Numerical Expressions click on this link: __Math Examples: Numerical Expressions: Grouping Symbols 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, grouping symbols |