What are Math Expressions?
An expression is a statement or sentence which consists of two or more numbers with at least one operator in the middle. The math operation can be in the form of addition, subtraction, multiplication, or division. For instance, a math expression can be in the form of 45 + 67 = 112. They can consist of several different types of terms and operations which can consist of numbers, operators, and or mathematical symbols. They are grouped together to show the value of some kind. We often use expressions to quickly translate math statements. Students can often confuse them with algebraic equations, but that is easy to spot because equations are two separate algebraic expressions that are linked by a equals symbol. You can characteristically identify equations by spotting the equals sign.
We will step you the vocabulary and the length of the word problems. Example: If 3 is added to the numerator the fraction becomes 2/3. The numerator is 16 less than the denominator.