# SIMPLIFYING EXPRESSIONS: DISTRIBUTE & COMBINE - "MATH MUGSHOT"

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Student of ALL ages love to draw and color… especially in Math Class!

Math Mugshots are a GREAT way to review math concepts while providing some “color” to math class. You can use this activity to review for a test, as a homework assignment, as extra credit, or as an assessment.

Mathematical Concepts in THIS activity:

•Use the distributive property (with and without variable coefficients)

•Combine like terms (positive and negative coefficients)

•Negative signs in front of the parentheses (distribute a “-1”)

•Simplify expressions that contain two variables

How to use this activity:

Hand out student worksheets and instruct students to solve each of the problems.

2. When all of the problems are solved, hand out answer sheets. Tell the

students to find and highlight their answers on this sheet. This will

help them to check their work and make corrections, if necessary.

3. Hand out copies of the blank “WANTED” poster. Each correct answer

corresponds to specific feature of the Mugshot. Students will LOVE

drawing and coloring their suspects!

4. Hint: It looks GREAT if the kids outline their pictures with a black Sharpie!

Common Core Standards:

CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.8.EE.C.8.A

Understand that solutions to a system of two linear equations in two variables correspond to points of intersection of their graphs, because points of intersection satisfy both equations simultaneously.

CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.8.EE.C.8.B

Solve systems of two linear equations in two variables algebraically, and estimate solutions by graphing the equations.

CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.8.EE.C.8.C

Solve real-world and mathematical problems leading to two linear equations in two variables.

This resource is included in the following bundle:

MATH MUGSHOTS BUNDLE! SET 1

Click the links below for more "mugshots" and other products your students will enjoy!

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Polynomials and Factoring Mugshot

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Total Pages
8 pages
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Teaching Duration
1 hour
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