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

### About This Chapter

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

You can study for the ORELA Middle Grades Math exam by watching these short video lessons on writing mathematical expressions that include variables, numbers and operations. These videos can help you review how to:

- Translate addition statements into algebraic expressions
- Convert subtraction statement into algebraic expressions
- Write multiplication statements as algebraic expressions
- Translate a division statement into an algebraic expression

Each lesson includes a short video, multiple-choice quiz and text transcript. The lessons are taught by experienced instructors who use examples and fun graphics to teach mathematical concepts. An end-of-chapter exam is also included so you can test your comprehension.

### ORELA Middle Grades Math: Writing Algebraic Expressions Objectives

This computer-based exam is used to assess the knowledge and skills of those seeking a credential for teaching basic math to middle school students in Oregon. The 150 multiple-choice questions come from four main content areas; the topics covered in this area can be found within questions from the algebra and function content area. This content area makes up 33% of the test questions. Use the lessons in this chapter to review for test questions on manipulating algebraic expressions.

### 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 ORELA Middle Grades Mathematics: Practice & Study Guide course

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