This activity is ideal for students in grades 7-9. It involves solving equations with: distributing, combining like terms, fractional coefficients, variables on both sides of the equation, and multiplying by the reciprocal. I use this with my 8th grade students but it would be a great review for 9th grader or a challenge for advanced 7th graders!
I also use this as an activity to practice clearing the fractions in my Algebra 1 class.
Once students have finished solving the problems, they color a picture based on the answers they found.
Answer key is included.