Mystery in Two Steps

Mystery in Two Steps
Mystery in Two Steps
Mystery in Two Steps
Mystery in Two Steps
Mystery in Two Steps
Mystery in Two Steps
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  1. This bundle is designed to offer a range of content within the concept of one-variable equations and inequalities and their solutions. The activities include one-step, two-step, and multi-step problems, including those with variables on one or both sides of the equation/inequality. Build skills from
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In this activity, students work with one of 3 provided Mystery mats in a group to complete the blank spaces in order to show verbal problems, one-variable two-step equations or inequalities that can be used to solve them, and the solutions presented in both algebraic and number line form. Use the activity to help students make connections between representations.

The mystery type activity provides for a different starting representation each time so that students are forced to think about the concept from different directions each time, unlike typical work that focuses on one direction of problem-solving.

Materials include 3 mats and all cards needed to complete them.

TEKS Aligned

Grade 7: 10A, 10B, 10C, 11A, 11B

Process Skills: ABCDEFG

If you prefer a pre-printed version on cardstock of this activity or are interested in others that I may have not available on TpT, visit

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All materials are copyright protected and are fully owned by Integral Mathematics, Inc. The materials purchased herein are for use by one individual teacher, for use in his/her classroom only. The materials may be reproduced as many times as needed for your own students and use in your own classroom, but may not be shared, in print or electronic form, with another teacher without the purchase of additional licenses. Products may not be posted on teacher and/or district websites, or on network drives allowing shared access to the product by other individuals. The license for this purchase is NON-TRANSFERABLE.


With the purchase of this file, you understand that this file is not editable in any way. You will not be able to manipulate the lessons and/or activities inside to change the numbers and/or words.

© Copyright 2019 Kelli D. Mallory, Ed.D., Integral Mathematics, Inc. All Rights Reserved

Special Note:

If you see any mistakes, first of all I apologize. But please contact me so I can make any corrections to the file and get you the updated file ASAP. I am unfortunately human and flawed but I'm happy to fix it fast!

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