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Translating Algebra Graphic Organizer

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 each vocab word, I gave my students more written phrases to translate into algebra.  After translating, students had to underline each term, highlight each coefficient, and circle each constant.

Translating Algebra Graphic Organizer

And, a close-up:

Translating Algebra Graphic Organizer

Some of my students really got into the make your own problem section!

Translating Algebra Graphic Organizer
Translating Algebra Graphic Organizer
Translating Algebra Graphic Organizer

I’ve made myself a note to change the wording on one of the problems because it’s a bit ambiguous and could be written two different ways.

Translating Algebra Graphic Organizer

To change things up, I gave my students an activity that required them to do the exact opposite task that this graphic organizer requires.

Instead of giving them the words, I gave them the algebra and asked them to find different ways to write the expression in symbols in my Translating Algebra Around the Room Activity.


Friday 17th of September 2021

Where can I find the documents to download for their notebooks? They would be so helpful for my students. Thank you for posting.

Sarah Carter

Wednesday 22nd of September 2021

Here's the download link. It was kinda hidden at the very bottom of the post.


Thursday 21st of May 2020

Your notes are very helpful! Thanks so much for sharing!


Tuesday 16th of July 2019

Thank you so much . Your resources have been helping me for years and I am very appreciative. I often have to pay for resources on teacher pay teachers and getting them from your site and no charge is a Godsend. Again, thank you and many blessings to you.

Shirley Marie

Sunday 18th of November 2018

Your notes have been a blessing to so many teachers!!


Friday 28th of September 2018

Hi, I can't download your resource, is there another way? Thanks! it looks that I could really use them.

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