Literal Equations *Carving Pumpkins* Coloring Activity - Print & DIGITAL

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Math by the Mountain
Grade Levels
8th - 11th
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This self-checking coloring activity will be a student favorite, year after year! Not only is it SUPER FUN and perfect for Halloween and fall math activities, but it is also super easy for you to grade and includes two leveled versions so you can easily differentiate for your learners' needs! A DIGITAL option is now included for distance learning!

This product includes 12 self-checking problems that instruct students how to color ("carve") their pumpkins. This is perfect for an Algebra 1 class and is great to break up the monotony of solving literal equations yet provides invaluable practice, especially since this is a topic many students struggle with. This would also be perfect for an emergency sub day and could even be used as a homework assignment! This activity is also great for a Halloween math or fall math celebration day! Don't let all that fun fool you, though, the rigor is most definitely there!

โ˜… This activity is the perfect follow-up to these notes over solving literal equations and allows students to get much needed additional practice in a fun and engaging way!

DIFFERENTIATED FOR YOU - Two Versions Included:
This activity also includes a second, modified version so you can accommodate the needs of all students in your classroom. Some of the problems are the same between the two versions, but the more challenging problems from the original set have been swapped out for easier ones that can help reach all learners in your classroom! Check the preview to see the included problems.

โ˜…Perfect for distance learning, a DIGITAL Google Slides version is included for both levels of this activity!

TIP: I really struggle at drawing/coloring, so what I do is trace the shapes (eyes/nose/mouth) onto the coloring page! It works great!

โ˜… Want to make your own printable carving pumpkins activity? Get the editable template here!

โ˜… โ˜… Want another coloring activity like this? Try out this building snowman activity for slope!

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ยฉMath by the Mountain, 2017. Products provided by Math by the Mountain are intended for the uses of one teacher only. All rights reserved. This purchase is non-transferable and is intended for single-classroom use only. If multiple teachers in a department, building, or district wish to use this product, then a corresponding number of licenses must be purchased. No part of this product may be reproduced, distributed, or shared with physical or electronic copies. Furthermore, under no circumstances can any product or portion of a product purchased from the Math by the Mountain TpT store be posted on the internet, even for personal classroom websites.

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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Rearrange formulas to highlight a quantity of interest, using the same reasoning as in solving equations. For example, rearrange Ohmโ€™s law ๐˜ = ๐˜ญ๐˜™ to highlight resistance ๐˜™.
Solve linear equations and inequalities in one variable, including equations with coefficients represented by letters.


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