Using Area Models to Identify Equivalent Expressions.
Two guided lessons + Keys (can use over two days, or one lesson and one homework, or as an assessment)
Three sets of matching cards (Matching Game Tiered – High, Medium, Low) - Laminate for years of use
Sets of cards (I used different colors to keep it interesting)
Ziplock Bags (strip of masking tape to number them)
Put sets of cards into different bags.
There are more solution options than area models, this is intentional as they do not all match. Bags can be levelled or mixed levelled.
Students work in pairs or groups to math the expression with the matching area model.