Expressions: Mathematical Tasks
One of my favorite activities to use in my class are Mathematical Tasks. I use these Mathematical Tasks for partnering activities, group work, stations, independent practice, assessment prep, or in my centers. Included in this set are 10 Task Cards (there are 4 tasks on each card), partner and group recording sheets, black and white copies, and an answer key. I created this Mathematical Task for my 6th grade class, but it could also be used in a 7th or 8th grade class too.
This set of Mathematical Tasks asks students to complete the following types of tasks:
Write repeated multiplication in exponential form
Simplify expressions with exponents
Order of operations
Write phrases as algebraic expressions
Write algebraic expressions in words
Evaluate algebraic expression by substituting values
Use the GCF and the distributive property to write equivalent expressions
Apply the distributive property to create equivalent expressions.
I recommend printing these task cards in color and laminating for years of use. Students are more motivated when they see the color tasks.
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