These 18 task cards are a great way to challenge your Algebra 2 students as a review of concepts covered in class including solving multistep equations, solving inequalities including compound inequalities, and solving literal equations. It also gives students practice solving word problems (their favorite…not really!).
*** Includes answers for easy front-and-back printing and checking by students, freeing up teacher time to help students who have questions.
Suggested use of task cards: Print one set of task cards. Pair students together and set up a rotation so that each pair knows who they will hand off their task card to. Give each pair a task card and each student should have his/her own recording sheet to show work and record their answers. Time the students (two to three minutes) and then have them switch the card by passing it to another pair of students in the rotation. With 18 task cards (unless you have a class of 36 or more), you’ll have task cards left over. I usually give the first group a task card from my pile of left-overs and then collect the last task card from the last group in the rotation so that the students don’t have to constantly get up from their seats. This will vary depending on your class size, seating arrangements, class configuration, etc.
You can also print a set per small group (of 3 or 4 students) and have them go through the task cards together. It’s completely up to you.
Objectives: SWBAT (students will be able to)
• Solve literal equations for a specified variable
• Decide whether a linear equation is always, sometimes, or never true
• Solve and graph the solutions of inequalities with one variable
• Decide whether a linear inequality is always, sometimes, or never true
Common Core Standards:
HSA-CED.A.1 Create equations and inequalities in one variable and use them to solve problems.
HSA-CED.A.4 Rearrange formulas to highlight a quantity of interest, using the same reasoning as in solving equations.
HSA-REI.B.3 Solve linear equations and inequalities in one variable, including equations with coefficients represented by letters.