The last year I taught Algebra 1, I put a humongous emphasis on translating between words and algebraic symbols. I created this Translating Algebra Around the Room Activity to give my students extra practice translating expressions, equations, and inequalities. This activity is structured in such a way to emphasize that there is not one correct …

# Translating Between Algebra and Words

As a fifth grader, my classmates and I always looked forward to the days where the flyswatter game was on the agenda. Mrs. Murray, my teacher for science and social studies, would use the game to help us review our vocabulary words at the end of each chapter. Each vocab word would be written on …

Before we started translating between words and algebraic expressions, equations, and inequalities, I decided to figure out what my students remembered about this process from previous math classes. I created a chart to be printed on 11 x 17 cardstock. I printed one chart for each table group. Then, I slid each sheet of cardstock …

I created this translating algebra keywords foldable for my Algebra 1 students to glue in their interactive notebooks. Since we’ll be using this translating algebra keywords chart ALL year long, I wanted to glue this chart into our notebook in such a way that we can reference it easily. That’s how I came up with …

I created this translating algebra graphic organizer to give my Algebra 1 students practice both translating between words and symbols and identifying the parts of an expression. We completed this graphic organizer after practicing with our parts of an expression practice book, an expression equation inequality sorting foldable, and our translating algebra foldable. After discussing …

I created this page of notes to give my Algebra 1 students some algebraic expression writing practice. A common question type my students struggle with is writing expressions that match a scenario that builds on itself. I put one of these on the quiz, and it was still the most missed question. I think my …

I created this translating words into symbols coloring notes for my Algebra 1 students to glue in their interactive notebooks. One of our Algebra 1 standards is that students be able to translate between written expressions and equations and symbolic expressions and equations. This is one of those topics that drives me crazy to try …

Today I want to share a translating expressions foldable I designed for my Algebra 1 students to complete in their interactive notebooks. I will be teaching 3 sections of Algebra 2, 2 sections of Algebra 1, and 1 section of Math Analysis (College Algebra) this year. It’s a good thing I love algebra since I …