Problem trails are a great way to get kids out of their seats and moving around the room while learning!
This problem trail focuses on solving two step and multi-step equations. Problems do include both positive and negative integers as well as a few simple decimal solutions. Two step equations involve multiplication or fractional coefficients. Multi-step equations require students to combine like terms, distribute, and deal with variables on both sides.
Eight problems are included in this activity. Post problems around the classroom for students to solve. They make work alone or with a partner. Students may start with any problem. They will answer the question and then follow the directions to the next location. By following the directions, they will eventually visit each question and the path will lead them back to where they started. Thus, if they end up where they started and visited each location, their answers must be correct. The self-checking aspect of this activity is great for students and teachers alike.
Problem Trail Two Step & Multistep Equations
by Activitiesby Jill
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