Ch 14: 3rd Grade Math: Writing Algebraic Expressions

About This Chapter

This chapter on writing algebraic expressions can be used to guide 3rd grade students in translating various types of mathematical statements into algebraic form. The multiple-choice quizzes and chapter exam are handy tools for tracking your students' progress.

Writing Algebraic Expressions - Chapter Summary

Once 3rd grade students have been exposed to the basics of algebra, including variables and combining like terms, in addition to the commutative and distribute properties, they're ready to move forward into writing algebraic expressions. This chapter's video lessons show young learners how to translate a variety of mathematics statements into algebraic expressions. Brief, multiple-choice quizzes follow each lesson to give both students and teachers valuable feedback on progress being made.

Chapter Lessons and Objectives

Lesson Objective
How to Translate an Addition Statement into an Algebraic Expression Students will learn the steps for turning addition statements into algebra expressions.
How to Translate a Subtraction Statement into an Algebraic Expression Instructors demonstrate methods for fashioning algebraic expressions from subtraction statements and offer examples for practice.
How to Translate a Multiplication Statement into an Algebraic Expression This lessons shows 3rd grade students the methods for turning statements involving multiplication into algebraic expressions.
How to Translate a Division Statement into an Algebraic Expression Students can find out the steps to translate division statements into algebra expressions and then practice their new skills.

Chapter Practice Exam
Test your knowledge of this chapter with a 30 question practice chapter exam.
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Practice Final Exam
Test your knowledge of the entire course with a 50 question practice final exam.
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