Autumn-themed activity for math class! Perfect for back to school. In this activity, students review 8 seventh grade topics to prepare for eighth grade math or Algebra 1. Topics include: calculating multi-step discount and tax, finding the unit rate from a table of values, dividing rational numbers (fractions), adding rational numbers (decimals), evaluating two-step integer expressions, solving two-step equations involving multiplication and addition, solving two-step equations involving division and subtraction, and solving for x given information about supplementary angles.
-You can either set up the 8 stations at groups of desks or tape the stations to the walls around the room. Either way keep the images that are alike together.
-Pair students up. Assign one partner to be “A” and one to be “B.” They should record their assignment in the top right hand corner of their workspace.
-Students travel to each station as a pair. They each complete one problem based on their letter assignment. Although they are each evaluating a different expression, they can check to see if they are correct because they should have matching answers.
-Students neatly copy the original problem and show their work in the stations workspace.
-Once they determine the solution and confirm their result matches their partner's result, they check the key to find that answer and write the corresponding letter in the small box in the right hand corner of the workspace.
-Students continue to go to all 8 stations. You can either allow students to move freely around the room in any order or set a timer and have students all rotate at the same time. Each station should take about 2-3 minutes.
-In the end, they should unscramble the letters to find the mystery word. They share this mystery word with you to confirm that their work is complete. The mystery word is MOTIVATE. I allow those students who finish first to help other students complete the activity.
Included in this product:
-8 stations (each with 2 different practice problems)
-2-page answer key
-1-page Teacher's Guide with objectives, materials, and procedure
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