Students will fill in boxes with numbers to complete an equation making it either have one solution, no solution, or infinite solutions. The puzzles will actively engage and challenge your students to use the numbers 0-9 as the answers to each puzzle. The tiles will help students to see when they have made an error and self correct. Students must then simplify their equation using distributive property and combining like terms to show that either
x = a, a = a, or a = b is the result.
Give examples of linear equations in one variable with one solution, infinitely many solutions, or no solutions. Show which of these possibilities is the case by successively transforming the given equation into simpler forms, until an equivalent equation of the form x = a, a = a, or a = b results (where a and b are different numbers).
Solve linear equations with rational number coefficients, including equations whose solutions require expanding expressions using the distributive property and collecting like terms.
The following puzzles are included:
• Solving Equations with One solution
• Solving Equations with No solutions
• Solving Equations with Infinite solutions
These puzzles can be used for classwork one at a time, or for review stations, differentiation, extension, early finisher activity, homework or extra credit.
Created by Rockin' Middle School Math