In this activity, ell your students that all of the teachers at Express Middle school are absent on Talk Like A Pirate Day! Hang the task cards around the room. Have students evaluate each expression. Tell them that the variable is the “Substitute Teacher” for the class on the card. When students are done, they will write the variables in the space with the associated value of each expression to solve the riddle!
Students will have a blast solving this riddle as they answer 13 task cards requiring them to substitute values and evaluate expressions.