Translating Verbal and Algebraic Expressions
Translate verbal to algebraic expressions and vice versa.
Use this activity to review translating expressions with students. I like to use groups of 2-3. Teachers: copy the card set back to back. There are 20 problems total. Students arrange the cards face down on their table and take turns flipping over two cards – one “Verbal Expression” and one “Algebraic Expression”. If they match, the student keeps those cards and takes another turn. If they don’t match, the student replaces the cards on the table and the next student takes their turn. The group must agree that the expressions match! The student with the most matching cards at the end of the game wins. This is a great way to get students engaged in math while having fun.
This will eventually be part of my unit bundle: “Expressions, Equations, and Inequalities”. Stay tuned!
Here are the notes I use to teach this concept:
Variables and Expressions - Guided Notes and Homework