Translation

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Equip your students to translate verbal expressions into algebraic expressions with our interactive Translation Lesson Plan, which starts by identifying the meaning of the associated vocabulary.  Strengthen concept imagery as students pair language to corresponding symbols, including less than and greater than.  Generalize understanding by referencing the application of translation in other settings.

Translation Lesson Plan Includes:

  • Full Teacher Guidelines with Creative Teaching Ideas
  • Instructional Content Pages about Translation.
  • Hands-on homework activities giving students practice on determining how to translate verbal expressions into algebraic expressions.
  • Answer Keys
  • Common Core State Standards
  • Many Additional Links and Resources
  • Built for Grades 4-5 but can be adapted for other grade levels.

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Description

Equip your students to translate verbal expressions into algebraic expressions with our interactive Translation Lesson Plan, which starts by identifying the meaning of the associated vocabulary.  Strengthen concept imagery as students pair language to corresponding symbols, including less than and greater than.  Generalize understanding by referencing the application of translation in other settings.

Sample Classroom Procedure / Teacher Instruction

  1. Begin by having the students volunteer different ways to say hello in as many languages as they can. Explain that we are translating each language into a single concept – saying hello. In math we translate words into symbols and numbers.
  2. While reading the content pages, have the students come up with vocabulary words for the chart and give them additional vocabulary words that they may not have come up with. Use the additional resources to enhance understanding.
  3. Introduce the notes on translations. Have the students practice using various examples. Use the additional resources to enhance understanding.
  4. Hand out the activity page. Distribute the matching cards to individuals or groups.
  5. Distribute the practice page. Check and review the students’ responses as a class. Make sure students understand what to do when they see the phrase ‘less than’.
  6. Distribute the homework page.
  7. Ask the students about their experiences with translation either in math or linguistically in different settings.
  8. Allow for responses and discussion.

Common Core State Standards: CCSS.Math.Content.1.MD.A.1 CCSS.Math.Content.1.MD.A.2

Class Sessions (45 minutes): 1 class

Additional Resources:

Want more math resources? Check out our other Math Lesson Plans!

Additional information

Grade Level

4th Grade, 5th Grade

Subject

Math