My students love this activity! This includes 2 sets of races with answers.
Content: Solving equations with variables on both sides, simplifying equations with parenthesis and like terms. (TEKS 8.8C)
Put students in groups of 4. Give each student a number 1-4. Give student 1 the worksheet to start. Student 1 solves problem 1 for “a” and gives the worksheet to student 2. Student 2 uses the answer from student 1 for “a” and substitutes it into problem 2 for “a”. Student 2 then solves for “b” and gives the worksheet to student 3, and so on. We continue this until a group raises their hand with the correct answer to "d".