These worksheets will give your students a review of writing and factoring expressions and equations.

Understanding the differences between equations and expressions is usually a tough transition for students to take one. Equations are math sentences that have a relation that we are tasked to solve. Relations are verbs found within the sentence. These are usually in the form of symbols. The symbols are normally equal to, not equal to, greater than, less than, and greater/less or equal. Expressions on the other hand are phrases or fragments of a sentence. Rather than solving expressions, we simplify them. Expression lack a relation in the phrase. We start off this section with a basic factoring lesson and practice problems. While this may seem a bit off, we assure you that it will lead the students towards the latter half of the sheets. The true meat of this section helps students start to think algebraically.

Students will be given a mathematical statement and asked to create their own expressions. We suggest that before students write the expressions, they complete the operations described in each sentence. They can then check their answers by performing the calculations on their expression. Questions involve converting word problems, distinguishing between expressions and equations, understanding the concept of variables, and more. These worksheets explain how to factor, as well as how to write algebraic expressions and how to tell an expression from an equation. These worksheets will get students thinking critically about math problems.

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Factoring Lesson

This worksheet explains how to factor. The step-by-step solution to a sample problem is presented and two sample problems are provided.

Practice Sheet

Students will practice solving a variety of equations. Ten problems are provided.

Skills Sheet

This sheet includes both addition and subtraction operations.

Review Practice

A step by step review of how to factor. A sample problem is solved and six practice problems are provided.

Quiz

Students will demonstrate proficiency in factoring by solving these equations. Ten equations are provided.

Check Your Skills

Students will solve three equations using a set method. Space is provided to copy the correct answer when provided.

Algebraic Expressions Lesson

This worksheet explains how to write algebraic expressions. The step-by-step solution to a sample problem is presented and two sample problems are provided.

Review Sheet

A step by step review of how to write algebraic forms of statements. A sample problem is solved and two practice problems are provided.

Equation or Expression?

Students will analyze mathematical statements and determine whether or not they are expressions or equations. Ten problems are provided.

Write the Algebraic Form

Students will write each statement as an algebraic form. Students will use variables of their choice where needed.

Choose the Correct Answer

Students will read each statement and choose the matching part that fits the statement. Eight statements are provided.

Write and Solve the Equations

Students will read each statement and then write and solve the equation that fits the statement. Three statements are provided.