Students simplify 16 expressions by combining like terms and/or using the distributive property and then color a picture the appropriate color to correspond with the solution. This is a fun and easy prep way for students to practice simplifying expressions, and this coloring activity would be great to use as small group work, extra practice, assignment after testing, homework, or a quick reinforcement activity.
*There are 2 versions of the solve and color puzzle included. One version includes the distributive property and one version does not.
What is included?
*16 expressions to simplify by combining like terms
*2 versions of the activity (one with distributive property and one without)
*Ideas for Implementation and CCSS/TEKS Alignment
*CCSS Standard 8.EE.7.B and prerequisite to TEKS 8.8C
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