This activity is a review of simplifying expressions with a Valentine's day theme. It involves distributive property and integer operations. The 23 practice problems scaffold students in the following stages:
Stage 1: Distributive Property (with a whole number)
Stage 2: Distributive Property and Combining Like Terms
Stage 3: Distributive Property (with a fraction)
Stage 4: Distributive Property (with a fraction) and Combining Like Terms
The message at the end is a self check for students, and it also let's them know that they've earned a treat!