Your students will have a blast finding the output in these Input/Output Tables to color in and create this adorable little tree. They will solve for y using the input variable x, and fill in the empty spaces on the tables. Then, they will color in all the squares with the answers that correspond to the color posted for that problem.
This activity is geared towards 4th grade, but would be appropriate for 5th and 6th grades as well. I have taught my 4th grade students that 2x means "2 times x" (I call it "the big kid way") as well as the fraction sign as division symbol. Otherwise it can be very confusing with the variables using the standard x symbol for multiplication. They will need to know this notation to do this puzzle.
Do your students love Mystery Pictures? I also have a "Fractions and Decimals" pack that has 10 different pictures to practice 4th grade fractions and decimals skills. Check it out here!
Also, check out my Cute Animals Long Division practice
which has 5 Mystery Pictures with adorable animals and grid sheets for students to show their work.