This is a great foldable for any interactive math journal and focuses on key words that represent each operation. Students cannot effectively translate expressions without first being able to recognize key terms for each situation. Because this is a tricky concept for kids to remember, this entire foldable is dedicated to this one skill. Students will take notes, list key terms, highlight key words, look at examples, translate expressions, and sort terms.. This foldable will ensure that students are efficient professionals in no time and have excellent understanding which words signal which operations.
I have also included the operation key word sort that I have students do prior to filling out this graphic organizer to activate background knowledge and get them talking about the different key words.