Is your child ready for multiplying and dividing with variables? This worksheet challenges kids to write out expressions to represent simple word problems. There are 20 people in a room. They are divided into m equal groups. What is the division expression for the number of people in each group?

This sheet addresses the first step of an algebra word problem, writing out the expression to describe the problem. This exercise is great for a child just starting to use variables, or for a child who needs to learn to take word problems one step at a time.