This "secret message" activity will amuse your students and teach them about solving equations, including all four operations.
Directions: In each row, solve both equations. Circle the letter next to the equation in which x has the greatest value. The first one has been completed for you.
At the end, read the message from top to bottom. They are given a hint that "These should always be perfectly symmetrical." The correct answer reads, "All equations." (The other letters spell "Lopsided blob").
And all you have to do is copy it! The prep is all done for you. It's easy to check. Just see if they found the secret message! It's up to you to determine how much work you require your students to show. Use it as group work, homework, enrichment, or extra practice.
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Thanks, and enjoy!