Translating Words Into Math Symbols


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Which of the following means 'add'?

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Solve the following:

Tom wanted to determine what 1/2 of 4 equals. What is the solution?

2. What is the sum of 4, 3, and 6?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Review your understanding of turning word problems into mathematical operations with this quiz and worksheet combo. This resource offers the chance to assess what you know about setting these problems up and solving them.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The focus of this quiz and worksheet is to see what you know about:

  • Words and symbols that imply addition
  • The operation that 'of' refers to
  • Understanding what 'difference' means in math
  • Common words for division

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - see if you remember what words are used for addition in a word problem
  • Knowledge application - review what you know about 'difference' in word problems to answer a question about the function related to it
  • Problem solving - use what you know of translating words into math symbols to solve problems for the correct answer

Additional Learning

If you are looking for a more comprehensive explanation of this topic, you can find it in the provided lesson, Translating Words Into Math Symbols. This lesson cover more about:

  • The language of math
  • Common word examples for each type of operation
  • Identifying the different symbols and what they mean
  • How to set up a math problem from words
  • Examples of these types of problems