Ch 26: WEST Middle Grades Math: Writing Algebraic Expressions

About This Chapter

Learn how to write mathematical statements into algebraic expressions. Through the short video lessons and quizzes in this chapter, you are equipped to answer questions on this topic in the WEST Middle Grades Math exam.

WEST Middle Grades Math: Writing Algebraic Expressions - Chapter Summary

The topic of writing algebraic expressions is addressed in this chapter through lessons focusing on methods of translation. The following topics are covered in this chapter:

  • Using addition and subtraction in writing algebraic expressions
  • Understanding how division is used in math equations
  • Making an algebraic equation from a multiplication statement

Given the complexity of some math topics, instructors teaching these lessons do so in engaging and fun ways. There are several opportunities to practice translating a statement into an expression. Grasping this approach makes for an easier transition into the math exam.

WEST Middle Grades Math: Writing Algebraic Expressions Chapter Objectives

In preparation for teacher certification in Washington, take advantage of the self-assessment quizzes and practice problem-solving sessions in the Writing Algebraic Expressions chapter. Understanding the content will help you solve test questions dealing with the manipulation of equations, inequalities and expressions. You may also be asked about how to connect algebraic notations to sentences and phrases.

The WEST Middle Grades Math test is divided into four content domain areas. Algebra and its functions are 33% of the scored exam. The test contains 150 multiple-choice questions and is computer-based. On-screen scientific calculators are provided, as is a formula page.

Chapter Practice 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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