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Henrico County Public Schools, Virginia
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7.13 - Expressions
Number, Number Sense, Computation and Estimation

Measurement and Geometry

Probability, Statistics, Patterns, Functions, and Algebra

SOL Review Materials
Patterns, Functions, and Algebra
Focus: Linear Equations

The student will
a)  write verbal expressions as algebraic expressions and sentences as equations and vice versa; and
b)  evaluate algebraic expressions for given replacement values of the variables. 
Essential Knowledge and Skills 
  • Write verbal expressions as algebraic expressions. Expressions will be limited to no more than 2 operations.
  • Write verbal sentences as algebraic equations. Equations will contain no more than 1 variable term.
  • Translate algebraic expressions and equations to verbal expressions and sentences. Expressions will be limited to no more than 2 operations.
  • Identify examples of expressions and equations.
  • Apply the order of operations to evaluate expressions for given replacement values of the variables. Limit the number of replacements to no more than 3 per expression.
Essential Understandings
  • How can algebraic expressions and equations be written? Word phrases and sentences can be used to represent algebraic expressions and equations.
Vertical Articulation
  • SOL 5.7 - evaluate whole number numerical expressions using order of operations
  • SOL 6.8 - evaluate whole number expressions using order of operations
Instructional Materials
  1. VDOE Enhanced Scope and Sequence Lesson: Translate and Evaluate (PDF) - Writing and evaluating algebraic expressions (Word)
  2. Notes: Algebraic Expressions (flipchart)
  3. Notes: Expressions Introduction (flipchart)
  4. Graphic Organizer: Vocabulary for Algebraic Expressions (pdf)
  5. Notes: Writing Algebraic Expressions (ppt)
  6. Activity: Expressions and Equations Sort (doc)
  7. Activity: Expressions, Equations, and Inequalities Sort (doc)
  8. Activity: Expressions Bingo (doc)
  9. Activity: Expressions Number Cube (doc)
  10. Graphic Organizer: Translating Phrases (doc)
  11. Activity: Dice Substitution
  12. Activity: Translation Matching (pdf)
  13. VDOE Algebra Readiness Curriculum Companio: Investigating Patterns, Functions, and Algebra (pdf)
Real World Lessons
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  1. Worksheet: Expressions, Equations and Inequalities (doc)
  2. Worksheet: Expressions, Equations and Inequalities #2 (doc)
  3. Worksheet: Expressions and Equations (doc)
  4. Worksheet: Evaluating Expression by Substituting Replacement Values (doc)
  5. Worksheet: Writing Expressions
  6. Worksheet: Translating Expressions (Verbal to Algebraic) (doc)
  7. Quiz: Translating Expressions (Verbal to Algebraic) (doc)
SOL Mini Quiz
  1. SOL 7.13 Mini Quiz: Expressions (pdf) | (doc)
  1. Mathematics Assessment Project: E04:Hot Under The Collar - Expert - In this task you will compare two methods of converting temperature measurements from Celsius to Fahrenheit.
  1. YouTube: Translating words into algebraic expressions
  2. YouTube: Evaluating Algebraic Expressions
Explore Learning
  1. Using Algebraic Equations: Translate equations into English sentences and translate English sentences into equations. Read the equation or sentence and select word tiles or symbol tiles to form the corresponding sentence or equation.
  2. Using Algebraic Expressions: Translate algebraic expressions into English phrases, and translate English phrases into algebraic expressions. Read the expression or phrase and select word tiles or symbol tiles to form the corresponding phrase or expression.
  1. ClassZone: Mountain Climbing Substitution Race
  2. AAA Math: Evaluating a Two-Variable Expression
VDOE Interventions
  1. VDOE Algebra Readiness Curriculum Companion: Investigating Patterns, Functions, and Algebra - The lessons focus on algebraic reasoning. Students explore the relationships found in number patterns through arithmetic and geometric sequences using variables expressions. (pdf)
Common Core Standards