In this activity, students will practice simplifying expressions by combining like terms as they rotate through ten stations. This includes simple expressions along with more challenging expressions that have more than one variable and variables with exponents.
The answers they get will generate a funny story about their teacher. This is a much more fun approach to multiple choice, and the students adore reading the story to the class. They get very excited to see which of their teachers is the "star" of the story.
ALL slides are given in an editable format so you are free to personalize the story for your students. PowerPoint is required to edit. Only story elements can be changed, not the actual problems.
This is a modified version of my popular Math Lib Activity
in that there is only one correct story.
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Middle School Math Activities Bundle
Algebra 1 Curriculum
Algebra 1 Activities Bundle
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