Writing Algebraic Expressions Guided Notes


Make learning how to write algebraic and numerical expressions a blast with this 12-page packet of self-contained lessons! It includes guided notes with doodles, practice worksheets (maze), color-by-number activities, and real-life applications.

Why you'll love this

This product contains scaffolded notes to help introduce vocabulary words for operations such as sum, difference, quotient, product, and more key words pertaining to operations and exponents. Then it dives into practice (maze, color by number activities), and lastly learn about the real-life applications of algebraic expressions.

It's print-and-go and artsy. If your students love color by number, color by code, or sketch notes, they'll love this lesson. This product is part of the Expressions Bundle: Read, Write, Evaluate Expressions!

Standards covered...

6.EE.A.2a Write expressions that record operations with numbers and with letters standing for numbers.

What's included... (12 pages total)

✅ Guided Notes (3 pages)

  • Page 1: Key words for different operations, hints, and tricks on how to write expressions with variables

  • Page 2: Special key words - like "less than, subtracted from" and practice

  • Page 3: Key words related to exponents - like "squared, cubed, etc"

✅ Maze Practice Problems (1 page) ✅ Color by Number: Solve problems to unlock colors to finish an art piece. (1 page)

✅ Real Life Application. (1 page)

✅ Answer Key. (6 pages)

Great for…

⭐ Introductory Lessons

⭐ Graphic Organizers

⭐ Scaffolded Notes

⭐ Interactive Notebooks

⭐ Review Lessons

⭐ Class Discussions

⭐ Extra Practice

⭐ Homework

Reviews for my other products…

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Karen S. - “Just a good fun activity during the holidays for practicing skills! Great product!”

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐️ Christine M. - “I put this out as an extra credit assignment for my 8th graders at the end of the square and cube roots unit.  The students who chose to do it seemed to enjoy the "doodle" part because it was different than a typical color by number task.  Thank you!”

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Carly S. - “My students really loved this and it worked really well in my classroom!”

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