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6th Grade Code Breaking Algebra Activity

6th Grade Code Breaking Algebra Activity
6th Grade Code Breaking Algebra Activity
6th Grade Code Breaking Algebra Activity
6th Grade Code Breaking Algebra Activity
6th Grade Code Breaking Algebra Activity
6th Grade Code Breaking Algebra Activity
6th Grade Code Breaking Algebra Activity
6th Grade Code Breaking Algebra Activity
Product Description
Students use their algebra skills to decode a message from aliens! It's a lot of fun and a great activity for the end of the year.

Students practice:
-solving one-step equations using inverse operations and number sense
-translating written descriptions into algebraic equations
-general problem solving skills

Includes:
-- An encrypted message from aliens
-- Two sets of 26 equations with a variable for each letter of the alphabet. One set uses friendlier numbers that students can *mostly* solve using number sense, the harder set will require the use of inverse operations.
-- PPT Presentation introducing the backstory:

Early this morning NASA intercepted a message from aliens. It's written in a code that the scientists at NASA can't read. A few minutes later the aliens sent another message: a bunch of equations. Your task is to help NASA figure out why the aliens sent math problems - and what the message says!

** The equations and the PPT are editable to meet your students needs!

If you enjoy this, check out the Zombie Statistics Project for another fun end-of-year math lesson.
Total Pages
18 pages
Answer Key
Included
Teaching Duration
1 hour
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