Want your Algebra 1 students to practice simplifying expressions? This sequencing activity will give your students engaging practice with combining like terms and the distributive property!
All problems in this activity require that students multiply a number by a sum or difference (use the distributive property) and then combine either one or two sets of like terms. There are no problems that require students to distribute more than one number. All of the questions are shown in the preview. Check it out to determine if this activity is at the appropriate level of rigor for your students!
To complete the activity, students will start by simplifying the expression on their student worksheet. If the simplification is done correctly, their answer will be at the top of a card on the next page. Students cut the card with the correct answer on it out and paste it into the next available spot on their worksheet (scissors and glue required). Learners then simplify the expression on this new card and continuing on with the activity. Students are finished when they have pasted all cards onto their worksheet in the appropriate order.
This no-prep resource includes directions, a template, cards for students to paste in sequential order, and a worked-out answer key.