In this engaging and FUN activity, students will solve absolute value equations algebraically.
The game is very similar to the card game Slapjack. In short, students will divide up a deck of “cards” (math questions) evenly among 4-5 players and hold their cards face down. Learners will then take turns flipping over the top card in their individual piles and placing them in a discard pile that can be easily reached by all players. Once a card has been flipped over, all students must work the problem out on their student activity sheet and determine the correct answer. If the card flipped over has no hand print on it, players will work together to answer the question before moving on. However, if the card flipped over has a hand print on it, the first student to accurately solve the problem and slap the card gets to keep it. My students LOVE playing this game!
***These equations were written for the Algebra 2 classroom. There are 5 questions with variables on both sides of the equation. Please see the preview to determine if the questions in this activity are appropriate for your students.***
Directions, 24 playing cards, student recording sheet, and answer key are included!
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