I created these a station in my 7th/8th grade math classes to really dig at what some of the math concepts mean that they have to learn and understand. This includes a one page writing template and writing prompts such as:
Make a Venn Diagram for addition and subtraction.
What does multiplication mean?
What is an exponent and how is it used?
Describe the process for multiplying mixed numbers.
Describe a proportional relationship.