This mini-project requires students to solve 28 one- and two-step equations and use the answers to color-code a very cute elephant! Included are the elephant sheet with equations, a detailed instructions sheet, and a grading rubric. The rubric assesses whether students solved the equations correctly, showed all work on loose leaf, and color-coded the elephant correctly. Neatness is also assessed.
An answer key is provided for easy grading!
I have used this project for 3 years now, and my students LOVE it! It is a great summative assessment after students have been taught how to solve one- and two-step equations.
These are the instructions taken directly from the instructions sheet:
What will I be doing?
You will solve several one-step and two-step equations and use your answers to color-code the elephant.
How do I do this?
1) Solve ALL equations for the variable x. Do this on LOOSE LEAF paper. Show ALL work for full credit. Pencil only!
2) Write the answers on the color page. Do NOT write the work on the color page. This should be on loose leaf paper.
3) Color the elephant according to the chart below. Do NOT color too dark; make sure that I can SEE your answers.
Note: For sections with no equation, you should color them however you would like. They DO need to be colored, though.
4) Staple the loose leaf paper with your work shown to the BACK of the elephant page.
5) Put your name on ALL pages!