Christmas Math Activity Worksheets - Simplifying Expressions


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Looking for an engaging way to practice simplifying expressions during the Christmas holiday? Students will love this mystery picture activity as they simplify expressions with integers and the distributive property. Students will color a grid according to their answer and reveal a mystery picture. An extension is also included to develop a deeper understanding of simplifying expressions.

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  • Includes 17 expressions to simplify (distributive property and integers)
  • 1 coloring grid
  • Extension worksheet
  • Answer keys


  • No prep
  • Perfect for a substitute
  • Extra credit
  • Homework
  • In-class work
  • Engaging

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Apply properties of operations as strategies to add, subtract, factor, and expand linear expressions with rational coefficients.
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