# Ch 26: NMTA Middle Grades Math: Writing Algebraic Expressions

### About This Chapter

## NMTA Middle Grades Math: Writing Algebraic Expressions - Chapter Summary

This chapter on writing algebraic expressions offers you the tools you'll need to address similar questions on your NES Middle Grades Mathematics test. By watching the video lessons, you learn specifics of this topic so you'll feel prepared to answer questions on the exam related to:

- Translating an addition statement into an algebraic expression
- Understanding how to translate a subtraction statement into an algebraic expression
- Performing the function of translating a multiplication statement into an algebraic expression
- Getting the gist of translating a division statement into an algebraic expression

This chapter's video lessons are presented by instructors who offer the methods you'll need to successfully write algebraic expressions when taking the exam. The lessons are engaging and entertaining, which helps you enjoy the learning process while ensuring you fully comprehend the materials.

### Objectives of the NMTA Middle Grades Math: Writing Algebraic Expressions Chapter

The NES Middle Grades Mathematics test assesses your knowledge of the subject area to gauge your readiness to teach in the classroom and secure your teaching license in New Mexico. The topics covered in the NMTA Middle Grades Math: Writing Algebraic Expressions chapter are located in the algebra and functions section of the exam, which constitutes about 33% of the total test. The video lessons presented in this chapter teach you the specifics of writing algebraic expression so you'll feel prepared to tackle this portion of the exam. You can also take self-assessment quizzes to test your knowledge of the materials and answer questions similar to those found on the exam.

All of the questions on the assessment are multiple choice and typically take the form of sentences, short paragraphs and questions. There may also be illustrations, graphs or diagrams to help illustrate concepts or solve word problems. The questions are followed by a set of four answers. You'll be required to choose one of the four as the best answer to the question posed.

### 1. Translating an Addition Statement into an Algebraic Expression

Watch this video lesson to learn how you can turn an addition statement from words into an algebraic expression. Learn how the key terms translate into mathematical symbols.

### 2. Translating a Subtraction Statement into an Algebraic Expression

After watching this video lesson, you will be able to take a statement that you hear or read in words and translate it into an algebraic expression that you can solve. Learn what key words to look for when writing your expressions.

### 3. Translating a Multiplication Statement into an Algebraic Expression

After watching this video lesson, you will be able to translate a multiplication problem that you hear or read from words into an algebraic expression that you can solve. Learn what key words to look for.

### 4. Translating a Division Statement into an Algebraic Expression

In this video lesson, you will see that when it comes to math and the real world, there will be situations when you have to translate a statement that you hear or read in words into a math problem that you can solve.

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### Other Chapters

Other chapters within the NMTA Middle Grades Mathematics (203): Practice & Study Guide course

- NMTA Middle Grades Math: Basic Arithmetic Operations
- NMTA Middle Grades Math: Solving Math Word Problems
- NMTA Middle Grades Math: Properties of Numbers
- NMTA Middle Grades Math: Estimating & Rounding
- NMTA Middle Grades Math: Number Theory
- NMTA Middle Grades Math: Roots & Radical Expressions
- NMTA Middle Grades Math: Exponents & Exponential Expressions
- NMTA Middle Grades Math: Scientific Notation
- NMTA Middle Grades Math: Simplifying Whole Number Expressions
- NMTA Middle Grades Math: Integers
- NMTA Middle Grades Math: Rational Numbers
- NMTA Middle Grades Math: Introduction to Fractions
- NMTA Middle Grades Math: Operations with Fractions
- NMTA Middle Grades Math: Introduction to Decimals
- NMTA Middle Grades Math: Operations with Decimals
- NMTA Middle Grades Math: Percents
- NMTA Middle Grades Math: Money & Consumer Math
- NMTA Middle Grades Math: Number Patterns & Sequences
- NMTA Middle Grades Math: Properties of Functions
- NMTA Middle Grades Math: Graphing Functions
- NMTA Middle Grades Math: Negative Numbers
- NMTA Middle Grades Math: Absolute Value
- NMTA Middle Grades Math: Inequalities
- NMTA Middle Grades Math: Factoring
- NMTA Middle Grades Math: Monomials & Polynomials
- NMTA Middle Grades Math: Basic Algebraic Expressions
- NMTA Middle Grades Math: Algebraic Distribution
- NMTA Middle Grades Math: Writing & Solving One-Step Equations
- NMTA Middle Grades Math: Writing & Solving Two-Step Equations
- NMTA Middle Grades Math: Simplifying & Solving Rational Expressions
- NMTA Middle Grades Math: The Coordinate Graph
- NMTA Middle Grades Math: Linear Equations
- NMTA Middle Grades Math: Systems of Linear Equations
- NMTA Middle Grades Math: Rates, Ratios & Proportions
- NMTA Middle Grades Math: Measurement
- NMTA Middle Grades Math: Perimeter & Area
- NMTA Middle Grades Math: Polyhedrons & Geometric Solids
- NMTA Middle Grades Math: Symmetry, Similarity & Congruence
- NMTA Middle Grades Math: Properties of Lines
- NMTA Middle Grades Math: Triangles
- NMTA Middle Grades Math: Triangle Theorems & Proofs
- NMTA Middle Grades Math: Similar Polygons
- NMTA Middle Grades Math: The Pythagorean Theorem
- NMTA Middle Grades Math: Quadrilaterals
- NMTA Middle Grades Math: Circles
- NMTA Middle Grades Math: Circular Arcs & Measurement
- NMTA Middle Grades Math: Transformations
- NMTA Middle Grades Math: Data & Graphs
- NMTA Middle Grades Math: Statistics
- NMTA Middle Grades Math: Data Collection
- NMTA Middle Grades Math: Samples & Populations
- NMTA Middle Grades Math: Probability
- NMTA Middle Grades Math: Sets
- NMTA Middle Grades Mathematics Flashcards