This really is algebra, but your students won’t feel like it! (contains one 10 question quiz).
This app-like game format brings in all the algebraic thinking--visually! Students are solving algebraic equations on an outline format that accomplishes all of the problem solving and critical thinking you are looking to build in them.
It’s okay to have fun with math. This formatting really helps students open up to the flexibility and joy of solving algebraic equations. Why not learn with puzzles? Your students will thank you.
These equations have one variable, and are one or two steps from solving.
How to solve:
Think of the hangar as a balance scale.
Each branch has an equal total. If it branches sideways into 2 sections, each part will be half of the total it came from (If 3 sideways branches, they are each one third).
With multiple variables seen in the more complicated versions, just like algebraic, all x’s will have the same value, just as all y’s will be equal to each other (in that problem).