Combining like terms tends to be a tricky skill for students to grasp. This hands-on game is a favorite in my classroom and requested all throughout the year by my students! The goal of the game is to match like terms until someone has played the final card in their hand. When playing, I have my kids verbally say what the like term would become before putting their card down. For example, if there was a -4x on top and I was playing a 7x, I would say "3x" when playing my card. Included are skip, reverse, wild, and draw two cards along with the term cards with constants and variables. Check out the preview for more detailed notes of how to play!
Additional resources available in Mrs. D's Classroom:
Combine Like Terms Differentiated Task Cards
Expression and Equations Interactive Notebook Mini-Bundle
Two-Step Equations 4-Corners Game
Variables & Expressions Walkabout