Students will use these task cards in whole group, small group, or as an independent station. The card provides students with the answer while it becomes the task of the student to determine a possibility for what the equation might be. As the card explains, students must use multiple operations as well as parenthesis or exponents in their equation. Students could use the calculator to see if their equation works. Students could reuse the same card multiple times as they create endless equations for the same answer.
This task card set includes 30 different task cards of varying levels of difficulty with answers ranging from two digit numbers up to one card in the millions. Each card also includes a sentence frame to assist students in writing about their process of solving their equation.