Matching Numeric Expressions to Descriptions

Describe Expressions

Formative Assessment

Summary of the Math: Describe Expressions

Read and Discuss

  • Parentheses and brackets identify operations that should be performed before other operations.
  • Parentheses are used to group parts of an expression together when you want them to act as a single quantity.
  • You read 82 as "8 squared" which means "8 times 8."

Can you:

  • Write a numerical expression from its description in words?
  • Write in words a description of a numerical expression?
  • Explain why the expression and the words match?
  • Evaluate the numerical expression?