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This is a computer version of our Back to School Combining Like Terms . Students must match up the equivalent expressions to correctly complete a 4 x 4 grid. Inductive reasoning skills must also be used as some values are repeated. Nine versions are included, three with 4 graphics, three with 9 graphics, and three with 16 graphics to allow for differentiation. Download the preview file for screenshots and details of how the computer version of our puzzles work!

In addition, you will also get the printable PDF versions that is found in Back to School Combining Like Terms

The puzzle is programmed in Flash, so you will have to a flash player on your computer or the students computer. Currently, it will not run on IPads or Macs as they don't have flash players.

There are three options to administer the puzzle:

1. Straight Computer Based - For this option you will have to distribute the folder containing the puzzles onto your students computers. THAT IS THE ONLY PREP WORK INVOLVED!!. Two version of the file are included, a swf fil e and exe file. The students will then run the puzzle on their computer and it will do the rest of the work including offering periodic checks and correcting them. A hard copy of the puzzle is included so that you can check the students progress on your own or help them out with specific pieces. The Roman numerals are included so that you can quickly reference the piece they need help on.

2. Computer and Hard Copy Mix - You can print out the puzzle and distribute the 16 pieces to individual students or a group of students. At the same time you can have the puzzle open on your smartboard or computer. The activity can then be done as a group or you can provide hints on your version on the computer.

3. Hard Copy of Puzzle Administration - The file also contains the PDF version of the puzzle. You can still simply cut out the pieces and distribute them to students if you are limited on or don't have access to computers.

We have just started converting our puzzles into the digital forms so be sure to follow us to be updated on our future puzzles.

Be sure to check out the algebra bundles we have in our store that include activities for the entire year. Our Algebra Activities Bundle includes all of our regular algebra activities.

Our Algebra Holiday and Seasonal Math Puzzles Bundle (Year Long) includes all of our seasonal activities.

Finally our Algebra Year Long Activities Bundle Including Holiday and Seasonal Activities is a combination of our other two bundles (over 70 products and counting) at a significantly discounted price! Save big with the bundle and have activities for the whole year!

Your purchase of any of these bundles gives you the rights to any future puzzles we upload to our store. We will continue to update the product, and as a revised file is uploaded you will be notified and be able to download the update for free! These bundles will provide you with activities and stimulated learning for your students for the entire year.

Algebra Activities Bundle includes the following activities:

Computer Math Puzzles:

Computer Math Puzzles – Point Slope to Slope Intercept Form

Computer Math Puzzles – Simplifying Radicals

Computer Math Puzzles – Combining Like Terms

Computer Math Puzzles – Operations with Radicals

Computer Math Puzzles – Multiplying Radicals

Computer Math Puzzles – Solving Inequalities

Computer Math Puzzles - One Step Equations

Computer Math Puzzles- Two Step Equations

Computer Math Puzzles – Factoring and FOIL Method

Computer Math Puzzles – Two Points to Slope Intercept Form Puzzles

Printables:

Equations and Inequalities Products:

One Step Equations Puzzle

One Step Equations Match Game

Two Step Equations Match Game

Two Step Equations Puzzle

Multiple Step Equations Match Game

Solving Inequalities Puzzle

Polynomials:

Multiplying Polynomials Puzzle

Factoring and FOIL Method Puzzle

Factoring and FOIL Method Puzzle with Leading Coefficient Greater than One

Radicals:

Simplifying Radicals Puzzle

Multiplying Radicals Puzzle

Mixed Operations with Radicals Puzzle

Combining Like Terms:

Combining Like Terms Puzzle

Combining Like Terms Match Game

Combining Like Terms with Polynomials

Linear Equations:

Linear Equations Sort

Point Slope Form to Slope Intercept Form Puzzle

Writing Equations in Slope Intercept Form Given Two Points Puzzle

Scientific Notation:

Scientific Notation Conversion and Operation Sort

Steps to Writing in Scientific Notation Powerpoint

Order of Operations:

Order of Operations (PEMDAS) Match Game

Rules of Exponents

Rules of Exponents Puzzle

Algebra Holiday and Seasonal Math Puzzles Bundle (Year Long) contains the following holiday/seasonal activities:

Back to School Puzzles:

Back to School Combining Like Terms

Back to School One Step Equations

Back to School Two Step Equations

Back to School Factoring and Foil Method

Back to School Mixed Operations with Radicals

Back to School Multiplying Radicals

Back to School Point Slope to Slope Intercept Form

Back to School Simplifying Radicals

Back to School Solving Inequalities

Back to School Two Points to Slope Intercept Form

Christmas Puzzles:

Christmas One Step Equations

Christmas Combining Like Terms

Factoring and FOIL Method

Christmas Radicals – Mixed Operations

Christmas Simplifying Radicals

Christmas Two Step Equations

Christmas Solving Inequalities

Valentine's Day Puzzles:

Valentine’s Day Algebra Bundle

Valentine’s Day One Step Equations

Valentine’s Day Combining Like Terms

Valentine’s Day Solving Inequalities

Valentine’s Day Factoring and FOIL Method

Valentine’s Day Combining Like Terms with Polynomials

Valentine’s Day Factoring and FOIL Method with A Greater than 1

Valentine’s Day Multiplying Polynomials

Valentine’s Day Mixed Operations with Radicals

Valentine’s Day Simplifying Radicals

Valentine’s Day Two Step Equations

Valentine’s Day Multiplying Radicals

Valentine’s Day Point Slope to Slope Intercept Form

Valentine’s Day Rules of Exponents

Valentine’s Day Two Points to Slope Intercept Form

St. Patrick's Day No Prep Computer Puzzles:

No Prep Computer Math Puzzles - St. Patrick’s Day One Step Equations

No Prep Computer Math Puzzles - St. Patrick’s Day Two Step Equations

No Prep Computer Math Puzzles - St. Patrick’s Day Solving Inequalities

St. Patrick's Day:

St. Patrick’s Day Combining Like Terms

St. Patrick’s Day Combining Like Terms with Polynomials

St. Patrick’s Day One Step Equations

St. Patrick’s Day Two Step Equations

St. Patrick’s Day Solving Inequalities

St. Patrick’s Day Simplifying Radicals

St. Patrick’s Day Multiplying Radicals

St. Patrick’s Day Mixed Operations with Radicals

St. Patrick’s Day Factoring and FOIL Method

St. Patrick’s Day Factoring and FOIL Method A>1

Multiplying Polynomials

St. Patrick’s Day Converting Between Point Slope Form and Slope Intercept Form

St. Patrick’s Day Two Points to Slope Intercept Form

St. Patrick’s Day Rules of Exponents

Easter

Easter Combining Like Terms

Easter Factoring and FOIL Method

Easter One Step Equations

Easter Two Step Equations

Easter Solving Inequalities

Easter Converting Between Point Slope and Slope Intercept Form

Easter Multiplying Radicals

Easter Simplifying Radicals

End of Year (Summer):

End of Year (Summer) Combining Like Terms

End of Year (Summer) One Step Equations

End of Year (Summer) Two Step Equations

End of Year (Summer) Solving Inequalities

End of Year (Summer) Factoring and FOIL Method

End of Year (Summer) Simplifying Radicals

Halloween Algebra Puzzles:

Halloween Combining Like Terms

Halloween Factoring and Foil Method

Halloween One Step Equations

Halloween Solving Inequalities

Halloween Two Step Equations

Thanksgiving Algebra Puzzles:

Thanksgiving Combining Like Terms

Thanksgiving One Step Equations

Thanksgiving Solving Inequalities

Thanksgiving Two Points to Slope Intercept Form

Thanksgiving Factoring and FOIL Method

Thanksgiving Two Step Equations

Winter Algebra Puzzles:

Winter Combining Like Terms

Winter Factoring and FOIL Method

Winter One Step Equations

Winter Solving Inequalities

Winter Two Step Equations

Football Algebra Puzzles:

Football Solving Inequalities

Football Combining Like Terms

Football One Step Equations

Football Factoring and FOIL Method

Football Factoring and FOIL Method Leading Coefficient Greater Than 1

Football Two Step Equations

Total Pages

10 pages

Answer Key

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Teaching Duration

40 minutes