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Identifying Key Words in Math Word Problems

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Mary Najjar

on 27 November 2012

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Transcript of Identifying Key Words in Math Word Problems

Identifying Key Words
in Math Word Problems In order to convert word problems
into equations, we need to find
key words to decide whether to
add, subtract, multiply, or divide. Key Words for Addition: sum
plus
and
total
increase
more
raise
both
combined
in all
altogether
additional
extra Key Words for Subtraction: less than
more than
decrease
difference
reduce
change
lost
nearer
further
left
remain
fell
dropped Key Words for Multiplication: product
of
multiplied
times
as much
lost
by
twice Key Words for Division: divide evenly
cut
split
each
every
average
equal pieces
out of
ratio
shared
quotient Your turn! Identify the key word in order to form an addition equation: Answer: Billy has three goats, two pigs, six chickens, and five horses. How many animals does Billy have in all? "in all" Your turn! Identify the key word in order to form a subtraction equation: Jacob has 100 candies in his bag and Annie has 30 less than Jacob. How many candies does Annie have? Answer: "less than" Your Turn! Identify the key word in order to form a multiplication equation: Megan just got a new puppy for her birthday. Her biggest reponsibility is feeding her puppy two times a day every day of the week. How many times will Megan feed her puppy in a week? Answer: "times" Your Turn! Identify the key word in order to form a division equation: At the end of a work day, a baker had thirty pastries left over. He decided to divide the leftovers evenly among six workers. How many pastries did each worker get? Answer: "divide evenly" Good Job
Everyone! 3+2+6+5=16 animals 100-30=70 candies 2 x 7 = 14 times a week 30 / 6 = 5 pastries each
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