# Translating Numerical Expressions

```YOUR FLIGHT DEPARTS CHICAGO AT 5 PM
TOMORROW YOU WILL BE IN LONDON BY 8 AM
IN THE MORNING YOU MUST CALL THE AIRLINE TO
CONFIRM THIS CHANGE.
Discuss the following in your groups:
1. When is the plane leaving, today or
tomorrow?
2. When are you supposed to call the
airline?
3. What can happen if words are translated
to paper in a different way than they are
intended?
Here are headlines that actually appeared in the
paper.
Local High School Dropouts Cut in Half
Lansing Residents Can Drop Off Trees
Two Sisters Reunite After 18 Years at Checkout
Counter
Dealers Will Hear Car Talk at Noon
Pick one headline and re-write it to make it easier
to understand.
Eight less than the sum of six
and twelve
(6 + 12) - 8
Eighteen more than the
product of four and three
(3 x 4) + 18
The product of the sum of ten
and seven and the difference
of nine and three
(10 + 7) x (9 – 3)
Half of the sum of thirty
three and sixty one
(33 + 61) ÷ 2
The product of twenty and
two increased by the
product of ten and three.
(20 x 2) + (10 x 3)
The quotient of fifty and ten
times the quantity of twelve
divided by four
(50 ÷ 10) x (12 ÷ 4)
The product of twenty and five
multiplied by the quotient of
fifteen and three
(20 x 5) x (15 ÷ 3)
Challenge!
The quantity of twenty-five more
than three added to the difference
of twelve and three, then increased
by two
(3 + 25) + (12 – 3) + 2
*Challenge!
The quantity of twelve divided
by three, then raised to the third
power, multiplied by the sum of
two and two
(12 ÷
3
3)
x (2 + 2)
The difference of three raised
to the fourth power and the
product of twenty and six
4
3
– (20 x 6)
Exit ticket:
Translate the expressions…
The product of two squared and
three decreased by seven
Three less than the quotient of
twelve and four
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