Translating an Addition Statement into an Algebraic Expression


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Translate the following into an algebraic equation.

Two plus five equals what?

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Translate the following into an algebraic equation.

What number plus twelve equals seventeen?


Translate the following into an algebraic equation.

Two grasshoppers are added to a group of five grasshoppers. What is the total?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

With these tools, questions will focus on your ability to interpret addition statements and convert them into algebraic expressions.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

More explicitly, you'll highlight your awareness of:

  • The translation of addition statements into algebraic expressions
  • What an algebraic expression looks like
  • Examples of problems that can be converted into algebraic expressions

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding algebraic expressions
  • Problem solving - use acquired knowledge to solve practice problems involving the translation of addition statements to algebraic expressions
  • Making connections - use understanding of the concept of addition to interpret math statements involving the operation

Additional Learning

If you have an interest in discovering even more about algebraic expressions involving addition, have a look at our related lesson. The title of this lesson is Translating an Addition Statement into an Algebraic Expression, and it aims to further your understanding of:

  • Components of an algebraic expression
  • Number words and other key words in addition statements
  • The steps involved in translating word statements into algebraic expressions