# Equation Invasion: Substituting & Evaluating Expressions Game CCSS 6.EE.1

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Substitution in expressions and equations can be fun! I absolutely love (and always have!) algebra, but some students get nervous when they need numbers mixed with letters. Our students need practice substituting and evaluating expressions and equations because it's a new skill!

You will need at least 1 die for each group.

DIFFERENTIATE!
There are a total of 60 cards, each with a different expression.
Each level, A, B, or C, contains 20 cards.
Level A: These cards have 2-term expressions and yield a positive integer for an answer. Only addition and subtraction are used as operators between terms.
Level B: These cards have 3-term expressions and yield an integer for an answer (usually positive, depending on what number is rolled). Only addition and subtraction are used as operators between terms.
Level C: These cards have multi-term expressions that include exponents and all four operations between terms. These cards are designed to be a challenge & enrichment.
Each card is labeled with the ABC notation so that you can quickly and easily sort cards and differentiate as needed.

To differentiate within each level, use a variety of dice! For your emerging mathematicians, give them a 6-sided die, but as they master the skill, throw in a 12-sided or even a 20-sided die! You can also give groups 2 dice and ask them to use the sum as their variables. The options are really up to you!

How to Play:
The object of the game is the get the most points when the time runs out. Students flip an expression card over and roll a dice to determine what each variable is equal to. If the answer is a multiple of 10, they lose all of their points. If it's not, they get to add the answer to their total sum of points.
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I use this product to help my students learn the CCSS 6.EE.1 Standard. This product is great for math centers, small or large groups, reteaching, enrichment, math carnivals, resource groups, RTI, differentiation, and more!

The pages are in black & white to keep your printer happy.

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To view the standards, please visit The Common Core State Standards here.
Total Pages
18 pages
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Teaching Duration
30 minutes
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