Join Vince Kotchian for an in-depth discussion in this video Understanding translation, part of Learning Everyday Math.
- In this movie, I'm going to explain…how you can translate certain English words…into math, to find solutions to problems.…So you see this list of words…that I just wrote here.…These are all common words that we can translate…if we see them in a math problem,…into math from English.…And you might see some of these…in every day life too, and find…the opportunity to do some math if you have to.…So let's start with sum.…Sum means to add, so if said the sum…of five and seven, that would just be five plus seven.…
Difference means to subtract.…If I said the difference of 10 and eight,…it would be 10 minus eight.…The word product means to multiply.…So the product of four and seven,…would just be four times seven.…The word of means to multiply as well,…I'll show you an example of that in a second.…The word to, and the word per,…both mean division.…So if I said the ratio of a to b,…that would translate to…a divided by b.…
The words what or how many,…in a math problem are often something that we don't know,…and a lot of times we're going…
- Practicing mental math
- Understanding decimals and fractions
- Working with percentages and ratios
- Solving equations
- Calculating area and volume
- Scaling recipes
- Estimating your running speed
- Calculating the area for home-improvement projects
- Working with probability
Skill Level Appropriate for all
1. Math Foundations: Part one
2. Math Foundations: Part Two
3. Math Foundations: Part Three
4. Shopping and Cooking Math
5. Health and Fitness Math
6. Home-Improvement Math
7. Probability and Counting Math
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