# 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.

And, a close-up:

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

Iâ€™ve made myself a note to change the wording on one of the problems because itâ€™s a bit ambiguous and could be written two different ways.

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.

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1. Two Degrees says:

Thank you sooooo much! I love your resources.

I used these templates this morning with my Grade 10s and 11s and they worked out so well. Cheers!

1. Sarah Carter (@mathequalslove) says:

Awesome! So glad you could use them!

2. Unknown says:

Hi Sarah,

Thank you so much for sharing these resources. I was looking for some Algebra revision activities for my Yer 7 students who are coming back from break and I think I can work with your resources. Thank you so much for the inspiration!

1. Sarah Carter (@mathequalslove) says:

You are very welcome!

3. Rebecca says:

Hi Sarah —
I've been using your templates and had a student tell me twice so far, "I love the way we do our notebooks in this class!" My students all have dyslexia, and your easy-to-follow INB pages and cutting/highlighting/circling activities work wonderfully for them.

1. Sarah Carter (@mathequalslove) says:

1. Sarah Carter (@mathequalslove) says:

You're welcome, Jessica!

5. Anonymous says:

Thank you Sarah for providing this information!

1. Sarah Carter (@mathequalslove) says:

You're welcome!

6. Unknown says:

WOW…I love these resources! Thanks for sharing. ðŸ™‚

1. Sarah Carter (@mathequalslove) says:

You are very welcome!

7. Unknown says:

I love to use Interactive Journals with my resource students. They have learned so much more with the use of these journals and I am always on the look out for great foldables and journal notes. Yours are always so clear cut and concise. They aren't overwhelming for my students with ADHD, and they require less writing than some for my students with fine motor skills issues. Thank you so much for sharing your ideas and resources.

8. De says:

Getting ready for August; making my teacher INB. I absolutely love your website. Thank you for your generosity in sharing your materials, pictures, and insights. Your students are blessed!

9. Yuni says:

Thank you for sharing. I teach 6th, 7th and 8th and it work for them too. I love your tips and resources

10. Ruthie says:

Thank you! I teach Algebra 1, and these concepts are so important for students to understand before we begin working in the textbook — I am so grateful for your generosity in sharing these awesome ideas and resources.

1. Sarah Carter (@mathequalslove) says:

You're welcome, Ruthie!

11. Unknown says:

I just did this activity today as an introduction to the vocabulary of our Expressions, Equations, and Inequalities unit with my 7th graders. They LOVED it, and even my behavior-problem-prone students were engaged. THANK YOU!

12. Don Liles says:

Sarah, thank you so much. I am unsure how I missed these earlier. Do you still use the foldable from 2015 interchangeably? Thanks for the quick twitter response today!

13. 1956teach says:

life saver, thank you

14. Anonymous says:

I love this activity! However, when I clicked on the link to download it, it says "this site can't be reached." Have you removed it? Can I find it somewhere else?

15. Unknown says:

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

16. Shirley Marie says:

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

17. jsmith says:

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.

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