These twenty task cards (5 sets of 4 cards) have the students work with
real world problems to write simple equations and then use bars to
reason their solution. CCSS 7.EE.4 (Use variables to represent quantities in a real-world or mathematical problem, and construct simple equations and inequalities to solve problems by reasoning about the quantities.)
4 Cards—Creating and Reasoning solutions to equations of the form ax+b = c
4 Cards—Creating and Reasoning Solutions to Miscellaneous Equations
4 Cards—Creating and Reasoning Solutions to equations of the form a(x+b)=c
4 Cards—Creating and Reasoning Solutions to inequality Statements
4 Cards—Creating and Reasoning Solutions to equations with a fractional value for a in an equation ax+b=c or a(x+b)=c
A full set of solutions is included.
There are several ways you can use the cards. Each student should received a recording sheet where they will record the task card number and their solution to the problem on that card.
• You can set up 5 stations for students to visit. At each station students would find the six cards with questions on a particular standard. The teacher could decide how many of the six cards each student must complete.
• Give the students a limited amount of time to work at each station. Collect student recording sheets and assign grades based on how many questions a student answer correctly.
• Pair students to work together as partners to complete some of the task cards. Give one recording sheet to each pair of students. Each person takes turn writing the solutions to the problems.
A complete set of solutions is included.