SOLVING TWO-STEP EQUATIONS - a tarsia or jigsaw puzzle
Algebra students need to be able to solve linear equations. As they progress from one-step to two-step equations, they will benefit from a variety of opportunities to practice. This is a great activity to help them practice that skill.
This resource is useful in stations, assigned as an individual challenge, or with an intervention group/individual.
•A Tarsia Style puzzle on Solving Two-Step Equations where students match an equation to the solution.
•A mat template; to provide a place to place puzzle pieces.
•Equations and solutions in a table format (2 forms; one blank and one with equations):
Use when it is not convenient to cut and glue puzzle pieces; i.e. absence or missed class.
Use to show student work.
•Solutions for the puzzle and for the table.
ALTERNATE ideas for using the resource
Use the included worksheet and challenge students to show their work to solve the equations.
Cut apart the cells and use the strips for a card matching activity.
There are nine pairs of equations and solutions.
This resource is a great anchor activity or differentiation activity to engage and challenge a variety of learners.