This activity gets students thinking and moving as they solve multi-step equations containing fractions. The variable is on one side only, but one of the problems requires a combination of variable terms.
This activity works for both 8th grade and Algebra I standards.
Students move among one row as a team. You can have them compete against the other teams if you wish to make this competitive.
This activity is challenging because there are a couple ways to begin solving these equations. Students will need to pick up where the prior student left off and this helps students think about the problem-solving happening.
If you want your students engaged and working toward automaticity related to this skill, then this “hot-seat” activity is exactly what you need!