This is a collection of 5 math activities for middle school grades. Buy in a bundle and get a great deal!
The items included are:
1) Ratio and Percentage Task Cards:
This task card set includes 40 task cards aligned to the CCSS. They cover standards 6.RP.1, 6.RP.2, and 6.RP.3, but would appropriate for other grades.
2) One-Step Equations Partner Perfection:
his is a set of worksheets that contains 4 sets of 15 one step equation problems for a total of 60 problems! There are two versions of the worksheets - one with columns 1,2 and one with columns A,B. The 1,2 version is slightly harder and has several fractions, decimals, and negatives. Some of the fractions require getting common denominators. The A,B version has a few simple fractions, negatives, and decimals, but is mostly whole, positive numbers.
The nice thing about this activity is that all four columns have the same answer key! That's right - #1 has the same answer for all four columns, etc! That means you can differentiate among partners without them knowing!
One of the reasons I love this activity is that by having students be able to check each other since their answers should match frees me up to work with the students who aren't ready to work on their own yet. And I'm not constantly interrupted by "Is this right? Can you check mine?" If their answers match their partners then they know their right!
3) Distributive Property Maze:
My students are always more engaged when a worksheet doesn't look like a "boring old worksheet", so disguise it as a maze! Your students will enjoy finding the right path to the barn as they practice solving the distributive property.
4) Writing Expressions Scavenger Hunt:
This scavenger hunt includes 10 real world word problems that require the students to write an algebraic expression. My students love scavenger hunts because it gets them up and out of their seats.
Post the pages around your room in a random order. Give a student work page to each student. I usually make a point of telling the students to start at different problems, so they aren’t all in a bunch. The students work out the problem on their first sheet and find the answer on the bottom of another sheet around the room. They then complete the problem on the top of that sheet. They continue this until they return to the page where they started. If completed correctly, the problems will spell BROMELIADS when starting with the “B” page. This makes it super easy for you to check!
5) Order of Operations and Evaluate Expressions Scavenger Hunt:
This order of operations scavenger hunt includes simplifying expressions using the order of operations and evaluating expressions given a value for the variable(s). I have included a few decimal/fraction answers and problems to stretch the students, so that they get more comfortable working with decimals and fractions. I know at least my students are always asking "should we be getting decimals?!" There are 18 problems in all for this scavenger hunt. When students start with the "D" slide, the letters will spell the word "dermatoglyphics". I think this makes it easier to check students' work quickly for correctness.
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