I was amazed at the connection that students will make, especially with the tricky less than or fewer than phrases. Students always seem to think "4 less than x" is written like (4 - x). I have notes to help you through the PowerPoint, as well as some sites to use as a resource.
This PowerPoint Practice allows students to use operation key words to help them come up with answers to numerical expressions. These numerical expressions are then related to algebraic expressions by using what they already did to help them think about how to write the expression.