Middle School Math Activity Bundle #3 is a collection of 5 math activities intended for use in the middle grades. Add some fun and excitement to your classroom with these engaging activities. At this price, it's like getting one product for free!
The activities include:
1) Distributive Property Dice Activities:
Hands-on, fun learning with the distributive property! Keep your students engaged with these fun activities while they’re practicing the distributive property.
This product includes 2 activities – 1) a “create your own” distributive expression practice where students build dice and then roll a pair of dice to create expressions that can be simplified using the distributive property and 2) a game board where students roll a pair of regular dice and complete a problem on a game board that corresponds to the numbers they rolled. The first person to get 6 in a row wins(other variation suggestions are included in the directions as well)!
The “build-a-dice” come with several levels of differentiation. There are 2 coefficient dice – one with only positive whole numbers and the fraction ½ and one with positive and negative whole numbers, ¼ and 2/3. The “parenthesis” dice also come in 2 levels – one with no coefficient for the variable and one with a coefficient for the variable. These different levels allow you to differentiate easily among your students as needed.
The 6-in-a-row game board comes with 3 levels for easy differentiation. The easiest level has only positive numbers outside the parenthesis and no coefficient for the variable. The middle level is the same problems as the easy level, but some of them have negative numbers outside the parentheses. The highest level has both positive and negative numbers outside the parentheses and the variables have coefficients. This also allows for differentiation from group to group with no extra work on your part!
2) Dividing Fractions Scavenger Hunt:
Dividing Fractions made fun! Instead of doing another boring worksheet, try a scavenger hunt and get the kids out of their seats and moving around! My students are always highly engaged when I use a scavenger hunt!
This product consists of 10 problems that require students to divide a whole number by a fraction or a fraction by a fraction. There are several word problems included.
Post the pages around your room in a random order. The students may start on any letter they choose. They first solve the problem on the top of the page. They can organize their progress and show all of their work on the accompanying student work page. Then, they are to find the answer to their problem on the bottom of another page. They then solve the problem on the top of that page. They continue around the room until they return to the first page where they started their scavenger hunt. The letters spell a word (provided in the teacher directions) when solved in the correct order.
3) One Step Inequalities Maze:
Students practice solving 1 step inequalities in a fun maze format! Students follow the path of right answers through the maze to lead the bee to the patch of flowers at the end! My students always love doing mazes. Whenever we're done a maze, they always say "do you have any more like that?" Something you don't hear very often in a math class!! I use these for early finisher work, something fun after a test, or a homework assignment. An answer key is included.
4) Estimating Square Roots Maze:
Students practice estimating square roots that are NOT PERFECT SQUARES! 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 for the hungry elephant to follow to find his peanut lunch.
Each problem has a square root that the students must estimate and choose the correct path. For example, one box says √37, so the students must know the square root is between 6 and 7,but closer to 6. So, they would choose 6.1 out of the choices.
5) Evaluating Expressions Word Scramble:
A fun twist on practicing evaluating expressions! Post the problems so that students can see them. I either post them all on my front board or post them around the room and have students move around the room to complete the problems. Students complete all the problems in whichever order they choose. Once they have all of their answers they are to order the answers from least to greatest along with the corresponding letter. There is room to complete each problem and order the answers on the included student work sheet. If they have completed the activity correctly, their answers will spell MATH IS MY FAVORITE.
Looking for even more? Check out my Middle School Math Activities Mega Bundle
. It is a huge bundle of great activities your students will love!