There are two activity sheets (worksheets) that are riddles (jokes) about Leap Year Day. They look almost identical for those who have students with wandering eyes or to go over as practice and independent practice. **If you downloaded this before 3/1/2016, 7:30 central standard time, there are two mistakes! These have been corrected. I am trying to find out how to get you a corrected copy. It can take possibly two business days for that information. The first problem that was incorrect is on the first worksheet, the letter "T" on the Key should have number -6 as an answer. On the next worksheet, the third problem on the first row should be: 90=2w+4^w. I hope this helps. Thanks Amy C.
Students are to solve algebraic equations to answer the riddle. These are somewhat complex equations but not extremely hard. There are variables on each side of some and a few involving negatives. When the student has the answer, he/she will match that number to the bottom of the page and write that letter in the box to find the answer to the riddle. These are the same riddles as the Leap Year Day-Order of Operations.
All of these are created by me and you will possibly find errors. Please contact me if you do and I will send you a corrected copy.
I think that these are worthwhile fun activities for February 29 or for Leap Year Day. I hope that you enjoy them. You may make copies for YOUR classroom this year and in years to come, but you may not share this product with others. My version of "Leap Day-solving Algebraic Equations is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial-Non Derivatives 4.0 International License.
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Jelly Beans & Jumping Jacks
6 pages-2 activity pages, 2 keys