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Lesley Castillo MAT-150 November 12, 2019 Topic 6 DQ 2 Mary Bruce How would you teach students to translate English statements into algebraic expressions? Discuss some of the common words and phrases used to represent mathematical operations. The way I would teach my students to translate English statement would be explaining the wording of each operation. I will teach the common words and phrases that could allow them to break down an English statement to make an algebraic expression to get the answer. Each statement there is a different word that tells you what operations to perform. Addition common words that would be in English statements would be greater, gain, sum total of, increased by, and raised. Subtraction common word phrases that could be used would be; differences, less, take away, minus, loss and decreased by.

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