# Writing Algebraic Expressions

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## Interactive Math Lesson - Writing Algebraic Expressions

It's time to introduce algebraic expressions! This interactive math practice activity will help your fourth-grade students become familiar with algebraic expressions. Students will practice writing and interpreting algebraic expressions in this fun, interactive math game from iKnowIt.com!

Here are a couple examples of the types of problems students will be required to solve in this fourth-grade algebra activity. "Choose the algebraic expression that matches the question. What is the sum of b and 6?" Students will choose from the following options: "b – 6" "b + 6" "6b" and "b divided by 6". "Choose the phrase that matches the algebraic expression: 8/q." Students will choose from the following options: "q larger than 8" "8 divided by q" "q less than 8" and "8 times q". If students get stuck on a question, they can click on the "Hint" button for a written or pictorial clue that will point them in the right direction without giving away the answer. When students answer a question incorrectly, a detailed explanation page will show them the right answer with an easy-to-understand explanation. Students will move through the math practice session learning from past mistakes.

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## Level

This online math lesson is classified as Level D. It may be ideal for a fourth-grade class.

## Common Core Standard

5.OA.2, MA.4.AR.2.2, 5.4B
Operations And Algebraic Thinking

Write And Interpret Numerical Expressions.
Write simple expressions that record calculations with numbers, and interpret numerical expressions without evaluating them. For example, express the calculation "add 8 and 7, then multiply by 2" as 2 x (8 + 7). Recognize that 3 x (18932 + 921) is three times as large as 18932 + 921, without having to calculate the indicated sum or product.

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