I created this activity to help my Math Lab students better understand combining like terms. There are 4 copies of each expression per page, so you only need to print 1/4 of your usual number. :) A recording sheet and answer key are included. Please see the preview file for examples of expressions.
+ Print expression pages and cut into strips
+ Print student recording sheets
+ Give students one of each expression strip
+ Students cut apart the terms in the expression, sort them into "families" or "groups" (however you teach it!), and combine the terms in each group
+ When completed, students record their answers on the recording sheet