Welcome to Algetropolis, where players roll the die, move around the game board, and collect the building blocks to make their skyscrapers. But wait...each building block has a variable expression written on the side. In the end, each player must find the value of each of their skyscrapers, first by combining like terms, and then by evaluating for x=2 and y=3.
This game is a fun way to practice combining like terms, evaluating, and order of operations (exponent before multiply).
There is some luck and strategy involved in that some of the building blocks have positive terms on them and some have negative terms on them.
This game requires one die, 10 square blue,10 square red, 10 square green, 10 square yellow, and 10 square white Lego style building blocks. Building blocks are easy to obtain from student donations for extra credit.
Key words: Combining like terms, evaluating, substitution, group, partner, hand on, manipulatives, activity, game