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Equivalent Algebraic Expressions

With these printable worksheets, students will practice simplifying and finding equivalent algebraic expressions. Most of these worksheets align with CCSS.6.EE.3 and/or CCSS.7.EE.A.1.

Equivalent Algebraic Expressions Worksheets

Combining Like Terms
(Simplifying Expressions)

Combine like terms to simplify each expression. This basic level includes only addition (no subtraction).
7th Grade
Common Core
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Simplify each expression by combining like terms. The intermediate level include addition and subtraction.
7th Grade
Combine like terms to generate a new algebraic expression. This advanced version includes addition, subtraction, and exponents.
7th Grade
Create new expressions by combining like terms. This is an advanced-level worksheet.
6th and 7th Grades

Finding Equivalent Expressions Using Distributive Property

Use your knowledge of the distributive property to find equivalent expressions.
ex: 5(4y+6) = 5(4y) + 5(6) = 20y+30
6th and 7th Grades
Use the distributive property to find equivalent expressions. In this intermediate-level worksheets, students are simplifying expressions with parenthesis.
ex: 5(3a-5) = 24a-40
6th and 7th Grades

Mixed Types

Cut out the cards. Students match equivalent expressions. These cards include some that require students to use the distributive property and some that do not.
6th and 7th Grades
For each of these task cards, students will answer a question about equivalent expressions. Some require distributive property, some do not.
6th and 7th Grades
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More Algebra Topics

STW has a variety of algebra and pre-algebra worksheet topics. From this page, you'll be able to link to resources on evaluating expressions, writing expressions, one and two-step equations, inequalities, and more.

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