I created this Triangler Puzzle game for my common core math stations.The focus is solving one-step equations and inequalities.
It is great for stations as it can be easily differentiated. For a lower level group, exclude the bottom row of the puzzle. I prepare both versions so that I can swap them out as groups are rotating. Laminate the puzzle page and cut out the puzzle pieces. The puzzle is correct as it is, so print a copy to keep as your key. I laminate the included student directions to keep at the station.
My station rotations are in groups of four. I like to use this as a group station. That is, when the group gets to this station, they all work together to assemble the puzzle. The discussions that arise are awesome. You could also have the students work individually or in partner pairs. You would just need to print multiple versions of the puzzle. Doing so on different colored sheets of paper will make it easy to keep in order. I prefer cardstock for the weight and feel, but plain copy paper works, too.
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CCSS.Math.Content.6.EE.B.5 Understand solving an equation or inequality as a process of answering a question: which values from a specified set, if any, make the equation or inequality true? Use substitution to determine whether a given number in a specified set makes an equation or inequality true.
Common Core Middle School Math Stations and Games - Equations and Inequalities Triangler
by Kimberly Wasylyk
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