This activity is great way for students to practice matching algebraic expressions with algebraic word phrases which is typically a very challenging concept. There are numerous ways these memory cards can be used! These are great for all levels and really get the basic operation vocabulary for low level and LEP students. Here are just a few ways they can be used-
*Copy and cut enough sets of cards for students to pair up. Give each pair a bag with the cards in it. Give the pairs a specified amount of time to play memory with them. To play memory the students will mix up their cards and turn them all face down. One student will then turn two cards over and see if they match. If they do match the student keeps the cards and if they do not match, the student turns them back over. The student who collects the most sets of matching cards wins!
*Copy and cut enough sets of cards for students to pair up. Give each pair a bag with the cards in it. Give the pairs a specified amount to match them up. (Good idea for lower level learners)
*Using one set of the cards (32 total cards) pass out one card to each student in the class. Have the students then walk around the class to find their match. To continue this activity, after students are matched up, have students walk around the room randomly exchanging cards while music is playing. Once the music stops, have students find their match.
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