Write, read, and evaluate expressions in which letters stand for numbers.
Students will learn how to convert English phrases to algebraic expressions and equations. These word problems should require the use of no more than two variables. Here's an example of converting to an expression. Examples of converting to equations, to solve missing number addition and multiplication problems, can be seen here, and here. Next, give your students this challenge. After that, give them this one. Finally, give them this one.