This activity is designed for students to verbalize the components of a linear equation. They will be asked to write an equations such as -3x + 4 = 12 IN WORDS and vise versa (given the equation in words and translating the words to an equation). They will use words such as times/multiplied, equals, some number (variable), plus, minus, product, etc. They will also be solving the equation for x. As a closure activity you have the option of choosing an equation and discuss what it really means.