Algebraic Expressions Math Task Cards | Footloose and Extra Practice

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This algebraic expressions activity makes practice fun and engaging! The resource includes 30 Footloose task cards and two practice pages. Easy to prep!

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Resource includes:

  • Footloose directions
  • Footloose grid
  • 30 cards (a set WITH background AND a set WITHOUT background - SAME set, just the option of a background for you when you print them)
  • Footloose answer key
  • 2 practice pages and keys

Footloose cards require students to:

  • Write algebraic expressions, given phrases
  • Write phrases, given algebraic expressions
  • Evaluate expressions, given the value for the variable(s)

The expressions are relatively basic, using the four operations; a few expressions include exponents. (For a more challenging set of cards, see Algebraic Expressions Footloose 2)

Extra practice pages:

  • Page 1: Requires students to create algebraic expressions for the information given in word problems.
  • Page 2: Requires students to match word problems with the correct algebraic expressions.

Addresses Common Core math standards:





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Total Pages
25 pages
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
40 minutes
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Write and evaluate numerical expressions involving whole-number exponents.
Write expressions that record operations with numbers and with letters standing for numbers. For example, express the calculation “Subtract 𝘺 from 5” as 5 - 𝘺.
Evaluate expressions at specific values of their variables. Include expressions that arise from formulas used in real-world problems. Perform arithmetic operations, including those involving whole-number exponents, in the conventional order when there are no parentheses to specify a particular order (Order of Operations). For example, use the formulas V = s³ and A = 6 s² to find the volume and surface area of a cube with sides of length s = 1/2.


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