Algebraic Expression Math Task Cards | Algebraic Expression Activity

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5th - 7th, Homeschool
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  1. Critical Thinking is an important skill for students to develop and practice not only in school but also for life outside the class. These critical thinking task cards for math and analogies promote critical thinking in a way that's fun yet challenging for students.✅This Critical Thinking Task Card
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These math task cards promote algebraic expression and critical thinking in a way that's fun yet challenging for students. Students are using math computation to solve each equation and the number that each image represents.

This rigorous activity challenges students to not only discover each variable but to also calculate each number sentence once they know what the symbols mean.

These math algebraic expression task cards contain:

• 32 Algebraic Expression Task Cards designed to promote higher-order thinking skills with math computation across all four operations

• Student Response Sheets & Cards

• Color and Black & White Copies

• Answer Keys & Sample Task Cards

• Extra Challenge and Extension Cards

These critical thinking math task cards contain addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division practice for 5th-7th Grade students.

You can use these math task cards for:

•small group instruction

•math centers

•work for early finishers

•and more!

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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Use variables to represent quantities in a real-world or mathematical problem, and construct simple equations and inequalities to solve problems by reasoning about the quantities.
Apply the properties of operations to generate equivalent expressions. For example, apply the distributive property to the expression 3 (2 + 𝘹) to produce the equivalent expression 6 + 3𝘹; apply the distributive property to the expression 24𝘹 + 18𝘺 to produce the equivalent expression 6 (4𝘹 + 3𝘺); apply properties of operations to 𝘺 + 𝘺 + 𝘺 to produce the equivalent expression 3𝘺.
Write, read, and evaluate expressions in which letters stand for numbers.
Write simple expressions that record calculations with numbers, and interpret numerical expressions without evaluating them. For example, express the calculation “add 8 and 7, then multiply by 2” as 2 × (8 + 7). Recognize that 3 × (18932 + 921) is three times as large as 18932 + 921, without having to calculate the indicated sum or product.


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