This fun, differentiated cut-and-paste partner activity helps students with simplifying algebraic expressions using like terms and distributive property. Included are THREE separate worksheets, each with ten expressions need to be simplified and matched to the correct simplified expression; plus one worksheet that combines activity 2 and 3 in worksheet form, rather than cut-and-paste. My students loved this activity. We glued the expressions on construction paper. Some teams got very creative on their final product drawing two sets of ten different polygons and matching them that way or drawing unique "borders" or pictures around their matches. I suggest having students draw lines connecting the two to keep the project neat and easier to read and grade. The second and third cut-and-paste activities allow you to easily differentiate to match student abilities. All activities have their own answer key.
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