# Grade 5 » Operations & Algebraic Thinking » Write and interpret numerical expressions. » 2

Print this pageWrite simple expressions that record calculations with numbers, and interpret numerical expressions without evaluating them. *For example, express the calculation “add 8 and 7, then multiply by 2″ as 2 × (8 + 7). Recognize that 3 × (18932 + 921) is three times as large as 18932 + 921, without having to calculate the indicated sum or product*.