teaching resource

# Writing Equations – Worksheet

• Updated:  22 Mar 2023

Practise writing equations to represent a situation with this maths worksheet designed for year 7 students.

• Non-Editable:  PDF

• Pages:  1 Page

• Year:  7

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teaching resource

# Writing Equations – Worksheet

• Updated:  22 Mar 2023

Practise writing equations to represent a situation with this maths worksheet designed for year 7 students.

• Non-Editable:  PDF

• Pages:  1 Page

• Year:  7

Practise writing equations to represent a situation with this maths worksheet designed for year 7 students.

## Writing Equations Worksheet

Introducing our new printable worksheet designed to help students develop their equation writing skills! This worksheet is perfect for students who are just starting to learn about algebra and equations, and it can also be used as a great review for more advanced students.

The worksheet contains 4 word sentences where students must write an equation with a variable to represent the problem. Additionally, there are 4 problems where students are given an equation, and they must write a written scenario.

Students will practise understanding and writing phrases such as:

• 14.4 divided by a number is 4.8
• 4.8 times a number is 33.6
• 2 ⅗ is the difference between 5 ¼ and a number.

Students will practise writing equations with whole numbers, decimals and fractions.

## Tips for Differentiation + Scaffolding

In addition to independent student work time, use this worksheet as an activity for:

• Guided maths groups
• Lesson warm-up
• Lesson wrap-up
• Fast finishers
• Homework assignment
• Whole-class review (via smartboard)

For students who need an additional challenge, encourage students to write how an equation differs from an expression on the back of their paper.

If there are students in need of additional support, consider listing key maths words and the operations used. Words may include increased by, product, quotient, difference, etc.

Use the dropdown icon on the Download button to choose between the PDF or editable Google Slides version of this resource.

Because this resource includes an answer sheet, we recommend you print one copy of the entire file. Then, make photocopies of the blank worksheet for students to complete.

Turn this teaching resource into a sustainable activity by printing on cardboard and slipping it into a dry-erase sleeve. Students can record their answers with a whiteboard marker and then erase and reuse them.

Additionally, project the worksheet onto a screen and work through it as a class by having students record their answers in their notebooks.

This resource was created by Cassandra Friesen, a Teach Starter Collaborator.