This packet includes 3 Beginning Algebra math centers or take-to-desk folder activities. You may use these activities either or both ways. The 3 math centers are Various Variables, Express Yourself, (expressions), and Expressions and Variables are in the House, (combines expressions and variables). There are 3 colorful mini-posters, (EXPRESSIONS, VARIABLES, PARENTHESIS), to be used any way you choose, title/cover pages, activity boards, cards, directions, and answer keys for each activity. 2 activities include blank replicas of the original activity and answer key so students may make their own activity boards for others to complete. (This is a great way to retain what they have learned!) There are 24 pages to this activity packet. All you need is a simple pocket folder for each math center / take-to-desk folder activity you use. Please view my partial preview.