On which side does a chicken have more feathers?
Anxious for the punchline? Your students will be too!
This activity will help students learn (with your guidance) and practice (with their peers) how to solve equations with variables on both sides. The equations DO NOT include combining like terms or the distributive property. This is the very first lesson that I give my students when learning about equations with variables on both sides.
At the conclusion of the activity, the students will have the punchline from the letters on the cards.
Included with this purchase:
* 6 example problems for you to cover with your students.
* 10 problem train questions for the students to complete in small groups.
* An exit ticket with 4 problems as formative assessment.
* Answer Keys
How to complete a problem train:
If there is a card marked "start here" begin with that card. Otherwise, you can start with any card. Place all other cards on the work surface answer-side up. Copy the problem and letter from your starting card in the first space and solve. Look for your answer among the cards that are still on your work surface. Flip over that card and copy the problem and letter in the next space. Continue this process until all problems have been solved. The answer to the last card will be on the first card.