This activity can be used as a classroom activity to reinforce the concept of the distributive property. I use the activity after we have gone through a few examples together.
The activity works best in groups of 2, but you could have them work in groups of 3 or 4 if necessary.
The game works just like Memory, only students will be matching a variable expression (with parentheses) to its equivalent simplified expression (without parentheses).
The Word document includes a teacher instruction sheet, a student worksheet, and a sheet of matching cards to be copied onto card stock and cut for student use.
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