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Free worksheets for writing expressions with variables

With this worksheet generator, you can make printable worksheets for simple variable expressions. The problems give the student the expression in words, such as the quotient of 7t and 5, the difference of x and 8, divided by 2, or the quantity 8 plus 2t, cubed, and ask the student to write a mathematical expression to match that.

These worksheets suit best grades 6, 7, and 8, including pre-algebra and algebra 1 courses.

You can control the number of problems, workspace, border around the problems, and additional instructions.

Here are some quick links for ready worksheets. Refresh the worksheet page to get another of the same kind, until you are happy with the problems & layout.

One operation; 12 problems per sheet
Two operations; 9 problems per sheet
Two or three operations; 9 problems per sheet

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Level 1: one operation - e.g. sum of 7 and t
Level 2: two operations - e.g. y cubed divided by 4
Level 3: three operations - e.g. 3 times the quantity 9 minus 5t

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